Malvern-Based Artist, Teacher Finds New Appreciation for Life’s Basics

"Phoenix" by Randall Graham.

Randall Graham, a Malvern-based artist and teacher, has found a way to grow in both of his professions during the trying times of the pandemic, writes Melissa Jacobs for Main Line Today.

Graham is a resident artist at Gallery 222 in Malvern and has a loyal following that finds enjoyment in his version of traditional Chester County painting, which includes still lifes, portraits, and landscapes.

When the outbreak reached the region, he quickly adapted to virtual teaching and has even managed to find a few silver linings. During his online classes, students screen-share their work and he then uses digital tools to directly draw his critiques onto their pieces.

Also, after he started announcing his classes on social media, he began to draw students from all over the country.

“In a weird way, the whole experience has helped me grow as a teacher,” he said.

He also grew as an artist, finding new appreciation for life’s basics.

“I dove into a lot of realism,” he said. “I wanted to find the truth behind things and pay attention to details.”

Read more about Randall Graham in Main Line Today.

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