After earning a doctorate in psychology, my attention turned toward my art education. My art journey is summarized below.
Continuous, weekly still life and portraiture oil classes – 2007 to present at SouthGate Studios, Franklin TN, under Jody Thompson
Pastel Portraiture Workshop – April 2009 at SouthGate Studios, Franklin TN, with Pat Thompson
Drawing I-Fall semester 2007 Betsy Karounos, Trevecca Nazarene University
Drawing II-Spring semester 2009 Betsy Karounos, Trevecca Nazarene University
2-D Design –Fall semester 2008 Betsy Karounos, Trevecca Nazarene University
Week long portraiture workshop – August 2009, Dawn Whitelaw, Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek Wisconsin
Week-long landscape workshop – May 2010, Dawn Whitelaw, SouthGate Studios, Franklin, TN
Portrait/figure workshop – August 2010, Casey Baugh, Chattanooge TN
Landscape Workshop – May 2011, Dawn Whitelaw, SouthGate Studios
Landscape Boot Camp - August 2011, Dawn Whitelaw, Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Student Show – SouthGate Gallery, November 2007
Student Show – SouthGate Gallery, November 2008; Divine Elixir (8 x 10 oil) won the “People’s Choice Award”.
“My Walk as an Artist, First Steps” – September – November, 2008, one man show at Waggoner Library; 25 works exhibited including graphite, charcoal, and oil.
11th Annual Renaissance Exhibition, Dickson TN, “Tea Time” (11x14 oil) selected into juried exhibition from August – October, 2009.
2010 Pennyroyal Juried Art Exhibition, Hopkinsville, KY. October 2010.
The following paintings were selected for the exhibition:
Treasure Island, 16 x 20, oil
The Time Machine, 16 x 20, oil
2011 Pennyroyal Juried Art Exhibition, Hopkinsville, KY. September 2011
Magenta, 20 x 16, oil portrait, was selected for the exhibition
The Painted Story: Captured Moments; An exhibition of work by Randy Carden and Betsy Karounos; Waggoner Library Gallery of Trevecca Nazarene University; September 16 - October 26, 2011; 20+ paintings exhibited by me.
Recent Work: 2012. An exhibition of new work by Randy Carden and Betsy Karounos: Waggoner
Library Gallery of Trevecca Nazarene University; September - November, 2012. Twenty
plein air landscapes by me from NM, FL and TN on exhibition.
2012 47th Annual Central South Art Exhibition - National; May 5 - June 22 at the Tennessee Art League; 808 Broadway, Nashville TN;
Magenta, 20 x 16 oil portrait, was juried into this exhibition.
2012 Pennyroyal Juried Art Exhibition, Hopkinsville KY. September 2012
Sad Cow Disease, 14 x 11 oil, was selected for this exhibition
2017 One Tired Cow, Featured in Curated Collection of cow paintings by ArtSpan.
Oil Painters of America
2015 - Jingle Bell (pastel), won 2nd place in the Still Life/Floral category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition (sponsored by Pastel Journal).
Instructor for the following courses:
Fall Semester 2010, Psychology of Art, Trevecca Nazarene University
Two-year drawing course (2009-2011) at First Church of the Nazarene, Nashville TN
Fall Semester 2016, Psychology of Art, Trevecca Nazarene University
A Glimpse into Psychopathology: Looking through the Lens of Drawing and Painting; November
2011, TNU Faculty Research Symposium
Madness and Creativity in Visual Artists: The Role of Schizotypy and a Shared Vulnerability Model
November 2012, TNU Faculty Research Symposium