Randy Sue Collins was born and raised in beautiful northern California. Her love of the Wine Country is evidenced in her realistic landscape paintings.
“Every time I drive into Sonoma Valley, I know I’m home. I feel so fortunate to be able to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every season brings it’s own color palette to the local scenery which inspires me to capture it on canvas using either oil or acrylic paints. I have to paint. It’s as much a part of my life as eating and sleeping.”
The positive response to her early paintings of nature and animals inspired her as a young artist to continue to create. She spent all available monies on art supplies and soon she was accepting commissions for pet portraits and local scenery.
In 1988 Randy moved to England where she was able to turn her artwork into a full time business. Her tremendous success included exhibitions in several galleries in Yorkshire and the North of England. She was commissioned to paint for private collectors in Scotland, Germany, Australia, Wales and Japan.
Formerly Randy Sue Watkins, she now resides in Santa Rosa, California with her husband Tony Collins, her daughter Devon, son Davis, and 2 little cockapoos, Jake and Buddy.
Randy is also an avid beekeeper. She invented the patented Hex Hive, believing a rounder environment is superior to the traditional boxes.
Mainly self-taught, she continues to paint her passion – the splendor of nature found in landscapes and animals.
Randy was also an art instructor for people of all ages and held the Art Specialist position at Kenwood Elementary School for 5 years.
Randy accepts commissions for custom paintings that make treasured keepsakes for generations to come. She loves to paint animal portraits as well as buildings, landscapes or any prized object, including cars and airplanes.
Randy Sue Collins can be contacted through this website or by calling (707) 365-4330.
Sparky - commission"I still can't believe how perfect this picture is. I've been sitting here looking at it and it's almost as if I had the dog in the room..You are absolutely a genius and I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate it.Thank you dear."
- J. Gaylord