Caron G Rand
Los Angeles, USA
Caron G Rand won her first art contest at age 7 inspired by Asian art, Erté and Norman Rockwell. As a teen Rand focused on the portrait and figure influenced by Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, Klimt, and Toulouse Lautrec. She studied with NY portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler, the late Millard Sheets, and Leslie B. DeMille. As Rand developed her art technique in drawing and painting she studied Van Gogh, Picasso, Kathe Kollwitz and Frida Kahlo specifically. In her twenties she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and displayed her pen & ink drawings in the Laguna Art-A-Fair. She received her MFA in painting and drawing from Claremont Graduate University. Rand has exhibited her art in solo and group shows and has been teaching art at several universities, and is commissioned for portraits. In her studio Rand enjoys rendering art in both realistic and abstract forms, which reflects her passion for history, politics, gender and the intriguing nature of relationships. Her current work is focused on graphite renderings of the face alone, which Rand finds vastly complex, mysterious and deeply expressive for a small landscape. She attempts to maintain the spirit of the subject while focusing on the integrity of her marks, embarking on a story for the viewer to imagine.