Randall Stoner

Randy’s high-relief wood sculptures are a fantasy lover’s dream come true. Take a trip into a weird world of dragons, elves, and goblins.

How would you describe your style

The best description of the art I do, regarding style, is Magical Realism. My approach is to seek out as much depth as possible.  I want (need) my work to appear so very real, and drag the onlooker in for a better view.

What subjects do you enjoy working on?

My work is very consistent, which allows me to choose from a variety of subject matter. The subjects that I am most often drawn to are in the fantasy realm.  However, occasionally I feel a need to create based on other fascinating topics.

What medium(s) do you work in?

Wood.  Specifically, my go-to species are Basswood, Birch, and Butternut.

How has your process evolved?

Evolution for my work has been achieved through depth, detail, and color. Over the past 20 plus years, I found that getting more depth provided me with greater realism, detail with more believability, and color with vivid emotion.

What got you started creating art?

Boy Scouts, as a child.  Further, I think the creative spirit was always there and unconsciously “looking” for a way to be expressed.  The thought of these two factors, when they collided, was like nothing I ever felt before.

What artists influence your work?

Though my own work is done mainly in high relief, I am influenced by sculpture artists that create 360 degree works of art, such as the ancient Greeks, among more modern artists.

"I think the creative spirit was always there and unconsciously 'looking' for a way to be expressed."

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