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In the Moment

In the Moment
By Randall C. Sexton
8 x 10 P.B. 130pgs.

My paintings are a direct response from the world around me as I strive to be “in the moment” while I work. Each painting is a simple sentence in an ongoing story that will take a lifetime to unfold...much like a visual diary.

The collection of images in this book represents a range of paintings done between late 2004 and 2007. During this time I made significant changes in my life, which include the purchase and remodel of a home in the historic town of Vallejo, California and a subsequent move to a studio space in nearby Crockett. After 25 years as an artist working in San Francisco, the new location/studio provided additional challenges and inspiration. It was (and still is) a transition that demandedattention. I developed a new relationship to my studio, the surroundings and perspective on the Bay Area at large. It is quieter here. There is more “head room”...more breathing space.

With a much more suitable studio space to work in, I have begun to spend more of my time there. I have started a series of still-lifes based on old toys and musical instruments. Aregional Soap Car Derby races became the focus for another series. The beautiful landscape of the “wine country” is now our backyard and the spectacle of San Francisco looms large on the horizon. I've been able to revisit various themes and subject matter with a fresh eye and move forward... “in the moment.”

-Randy C. Sexton