Randy began the study of watercolor while in high school with Ralph Creager, a private teacher and member of the Ohio watercolor society. At the age of 17 Randy also attended the Dayton Art Institute for further study of drawing and painting. He was accepted to attend the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a private arts college founded by Walt Disney.
During his second year of college Randy was hired to produce character art, new show development, and licensing art for Inspector Gadget and the vast number of shows in the D.I.C. Animation library. He was co-founder of Our House Animation, a company that developed new characters for licensing and children’s television. During his more than fourteen years in Los Angeles, Randy produced a variety of design and illustration art for such companies as Mattel Toys, Paramount Studios, Hanna-Barbera Animation, Applause Toys & Gifts, Upper Deck, and The Walt Disney Company.
After more than thirty five years of professional experience Randy enjoys a 22 year career as a senior character artist with Disney Parks Merchandise in Orlando, Florida. He has been the signature artist for multiple Epcot Food & Wine events, Star Wars Weekends events, and Epcot Flower & Garden events. Randy’s original fine art paintings can be found at Disney galleries around the country.
Randy holds professional memberships in the American Watercolor Society, Oil painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. His original paintings have been collected by private collectors and corporations around the world.