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Artist Information

Name: John Randall York

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full”][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][vc_column width=“2/3”][vc_tta_tabs layout=“trendy” stretch=“1” title_font=“body”][vc_tta_section title=“Artist State­ment” tab_id=“1556914256614–6307e2bb-988ad03b-f433”][vc_column_text]Ray Brad­bury said,

“Don’t think. Think­ing is the ene­my of cre­ativ­i­ty. It’s self-con­scious and any­thing self-con­scious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You sim­ply must do things.”

I take a lot of encour­age­ment from that state­ment. To trust my eyes and hands and to sim­ply watch as if look­ing over my own shoul­der, that’s what I enjoy.

My quest is to dis­cov­er what’s inside, to see what I’m made of, and I’m very hap­py when oth­er peo­ple enjoy that in my work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=“Biography” tab_id=“1556904212576-a00267d3-de6ecfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-5384d03b-f433”][vc_column_text]John Ran­dall York was born in Tyler and has lived here most of his life. His par­ents met on the Tyler square in the World War 2 era.  His grand­fa­ther, Hen­ry York, was a pho­tog­ra­ph­er in Smith Coun­ty in the ear­ly 1900s, trav­el­ling by horse and buggy.

John paints plein air water­col­ors in Tyler sev­er­al days week regard­ing them as snap­shots, sou­venirs and doc­u­ments of his beloved hometown.

York was edu­cat­ed in Tyler pub­lic schools, attend­ed TJC and received a BFA from The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Tyler.

He has also designed gift­ware for Fitz & Floyd, Lenox, The Hamil­ton Col­lec­tion and S & D Fine Col­lectibles (sold in Neiman Mar­cus, Nord­strom, Walt Dis­ney World and Bloomingdale’s) and has illus­trat­ed 5 books for Gre­go­ry Miller an author/teacher from in Pitts­burgh, PA.

John lives in the Brick Street Dis­trict with his wife, Ruth, whom he met in French class at John Tyler High School.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=“CV” tab_id=“1556904212591–5cf4ad24-124fcfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-5384d03b-f433”][vc_column_text]Coming Soon[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full” css=”.vc_custom_1556905803913{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column][us_grid post_type=“attachment” images=“1152,1166,1164,1163,1162,1161,1160,1159,1158,1157,1156,1155,1154” items_quantity=“15” pagination=“ajax” items_layout=“gallery_default” type=“masonry” columns=“3” overriding_link=“popup_post_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]