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Randall Gray is a self-taught “apophenia” artist and North Carolina native. The local artist is a disabled vet of the Vietnam era, when he served as an intelligence specialist in Ethiopia. After his nervous breakdown following 9/11, he discovered painting. “Painting saved me. Painting something that I think is good is the greatest pleasure that I receive these days.” #hartgallery #art #shoplocal #nooga #chattanooga #painting
Artist Profile: Amy Dinsmore
Amy attributes her artistic influence to her grandmother, who gave her a scrap box that she and Amy and Amy’s mother kept full of “tidbits” treasures with which to create. This grandmother would supply her with “real” art materials and encouraged her free expression on these special summer visits of her childhood. After struggling for many years with physical and psychological issues, Amy renewed her former passion for making art from odds and ends, finding that it helps her to cope with her fragmented emotions. She has developed a style that combines collage technique with sculptural use of vintage, found objects.