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Randall David Tipton grew up in California and New Mexico before moving to Portland, Oregon, seventeen years ago. He is mostly self-taught but studied under Richard Diebenkorn in the first master class at the new Santa Fe Institute of Fine Art.
Landscapes have been his primary interest from an early age. He is chiefly influenced by the American abstract expressionists and particularly their belief in improvisation as path to something unique and meaningful.
Tipton spends a lot of time walking in the countryside with a camera, notebook, or sketchbook to document his research. What he sees and experiences outdoors is the primary basis for his creative practice.
His work has been extensively exhibited in Portland.
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