Randall William Bennett
I work as a professional fine artist as well as owner of Tall Grass Museum Services located in the Midwest, USA.
Originally from Kansas, I and my wife Helen, spent many years moving around the USA, gaining experience in a wide range of activities. This was in addition to the many years I spent as a child growing up overseas in countries including north and south India, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Sri Lanka.
I have been involved with over 70 museum projects that contain something of my artwork: murals, dioramas, sculpture, artifact reproductions, graphics, photography, illustrations, exhibit text writing, artifact mounts and more.
Besides working on museum related projects, I keep busy working on my personal and conservation artwork in my studio. I mostly work in a tight realistic painting style although regularly trying new and different styles and media helps me push my own boundaries and improve as an artist.
Some of my awards include Best Landscape with the International Guild of Realism, Best of Show with the Missouri Valley Impressionistic Society, Best of Pastel/Drawing with Prairie Village Arts Council. Finalist with Art Renewal Center, Finalist with International Artists magazine, 1998 NAI Best Interpretive Exhibit; collaborative artist, 2006 NAI Media Award for best Interior Exhibit; lead artist, and more.
I am currently a member of Mid America Pastel Society, Missouri Valley Impressionistic Society, National oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Signature member of Artists for Conservation, Pastel Society of America, and more.
Partial list of recent projects by Randall Bennett Tall Grass Museum Services
More work may be seen at www.tallgrassmuseumservices.com
Clinton Lake Visitor Center
Lawrence, Ks Hillsdale Lake Visitor Center
Mobile Soils Exhibit
Miami County Conservation District
Dry Tortugas National Park
Visitor Center, Florida
Flint Hills Discovery Center
Partial list of museums or public places containing Randall Bennett's artwork, past projects:
Kentucky History Center, Frankfort KY.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center, Borrego Springs, CA
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West, FL
Bermuda Natural History Museum, Flatts, Bermuda
Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, MN
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Sanibel Island, Florida
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge,Prairie Learning Center, Prairie City, Iowa
Libby Dam Visitor Center, Libby, Montana
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, Montana
Big Bend National Park, Visitor Center, Texas
Loess Hills State Forest Visitor Center, Iowa
Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota
Custer State Park Visitor Center, Custer, South Dakota
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, North Dakota
Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Putnam Museum of Natural History, Davenport, Iowa
Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center, Watsonville, CA
The Outdoor Campus, SD Department of Fish,Game,and Parks,Sioux Falls, SD
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS
American Cave Museum, Horse Cave, Kentucky
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, Clarksville, IN