Artist Randie Kahrl

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Upper Black Hall Studio
80-2 Mile Creek Road 
Old Lyme, CT 06371
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Randie currently lives in Old Lyme, having moved back to this historic site of
American Impressionism.  “It was time for retirement and I always dreamed of moving back, probably for much the same reasons as the Impressionists journeyed here to paint, namely, the strength and clarity of the light, the varying topography from bucolic pastures and antique stonewalls to marshes, and sea side life and also, just as important, the camaraderie and support of a deep rooted art community.“
Previously, Randie had graduated from Cornell University, with a minor in History of Art and had continued to do graduate work at the University of Minnesota. Always loving to draw as a child, she finally began to take structured classical courses at Lyme Academy in the early 1980’s, studying with Deanne Keller, Jerry Caron, Laci De Gerenday and Lou Bonamarte. She was fascinated by the history of the Old Lyme artists and became a docent at the Florence Griswold House.
Following her dream of always wanting to become an architect and encouraged by Deanne Keller, she left Old Lyme and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Architecture. Having practiced in southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod, she is now focusing once again on her art.
Randie has taken many workshops and classes both here in Old Lyme and has also traveled to France, Maine, Tuscany and Tucson, Arizona. Her most recent travels have taken her to Taos and Santa Fe to study the effects of light and the language of painting with David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. 
"At present, I am fascinated with light and the emotional effects that it can evoke. And yet I am always anxious to explore new areas and ideas, whether it is color, edges, impasto and [...]

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