I’m Randall Parmer and I am born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia, where I still make my home. Primarily working with oils, my passion is Plein Air painting inspired by the landscapes of the Southeastern United States.
A graduate of LaGrange College and Auburn University, I practiced Pharmacy for 40 years and helped grow our family’s bottled water business, Parmer Water Company. In recent years, I have transitioned to full-time painting under the tutelage of LaGrange Artist Steve Close. I have also studied under David Boyd, Laura Lanford, and Roger Dale Brown.
My work has been featured at Plein Air South 2019 in Apalachicola, FL; VAAL Show at LaGrange Art Museum 2019 and 2020, and Meriwether Plein Air 2020 in Gay, GA. My work has also been featured in the BoldBrush FAV 15 monthly contest. Recently, I have been commissioned to paint several historic buildings and I like being able to connect my patrons to these buildings which are significant to their family’s story.
My lovely wife Jill has spent years cultivating lush cottage gardens around our yard which also influence my work. Jill and I have two adult daughters, who along with their husbands, have blessed us with four beautiful grandchildren. One of my joys is painting alongside my grandchildren.
Growing up, my father ran a local grocery store and meat market, Parmer Brothers Grocery. We spent most of our free time trying our hand at raising cows and horses. This shared family experience fostered an appreciation for the small town rhythms of life that are evident in my art.
When I’m not painting, I live Auburn sports. I attend as many Auburn football and basketball games as I can. Auburn football tailgating is a favorite of mine, as I love getting getting together with Auburn friends and family from across the southeast.
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