|AFTERNOON SHADOWS, OIL, 60 x 36.|
By Bonnie Gangelhoff
BORN: Salt Lake City, UT.
ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
STYLE: Realistic industrial landscapes.
MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: “I use unorthodox tools to paint, like drywall straight edges and putty knives.”
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Architect.
OTHER PASSIONS: Biking, listening to and collecting music CDs, and Ping-Pong.
MANTRA OR MOTTO: “Stay positive. And worrying is a waste of time.”
QUIRKIEST TRAIT: “I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’m kind of a strange dude. You would have to ask my friends.”
BIGGEST FEAR: “Getting hit by a car on my bike. Everyone in Salt Lake City is getting run over by cars.”
FAVORITE STUDIO MUSIC: “I listen to National Public Radio in the mornings and afternoons, and in the evenings I listen to Michael Hurley, who plays everything from folk to gospel to Creole music.”
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: “From my father: ‘Do what you love and work hard at it.’”
PET PEEVE: Being in the studio for eight hours and not getting anything done.
FAVORITE ARTWORK BY ANOTHER ARTIST: Anything by Andrew Wyeth, Richard Diebenkorn, or Edward Hopper.
PRICE RANGE: $600 to $7,000.
NEXT BIG GOAL: “To maintain my career as an artist. If I can do that, I will have achieved everything.”
CREATIVE SPARK: “Being around all my painter friends.”
I’LL KNOW I’VE MADE IT WHEN: “I’ve already made it because I am doing what I love.”
GALLERIES: Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA; www.jamesrandleart.com.
Featured in September 2008