Canadian born, Regina based painter Sean William Randall’s dynamic oeuvre depicts a man whose brilliant colour sensibility coupled with incisive awareness has made him one of Canada’s most interesting painters working today. In 1992 Randall left his career as an architect to dedicate himself to painting; this brash confidence is evinced in his work where one minute he demonstrates a profound love for Canadian landscape painting and the next moment setting the tradition on fire by painting flaming wreckage streaking across the pastel prairie sky. His work invokes meta-cycles concerning image inundation and the way these images function in our subconscious and mediate our experiences as citizens of the 21st century.

Steeped in a pervasive sense that there ought to be something there that isn’t, Sean William Randall’s paintings hang in eerie suspense. Toying with a subtle surrealism, Randall employs aesthetic interruptions to play with illusion, surface and depth. Haunting landscapes of unconscious feeling, his paintings beg a variety of questions, alluding to possible narratives through the use of symbolic motifs and atmospheric effect. The pictures refrain from overt description however, rather allowing a space for the viewer to be seduced by the mystery, and to get lost in its painstaking detail. By playing to the psychology of our attraction to the unknown, Randall’s work poses a challenge – to continue moving forward, deeper into the maze, through the tunnel, hurtling across the sky, and towards the blue future.

Sean Randall’s CV


Sean William Randall As Far As

As Far As  2019
Acrylic on canvas  50″ x 44″


Sean William Randall Night Softening version 2

Night Softening version 2  2018
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 72″


Sean William Randall change of atmosphere

Change of Atmosphere  2018
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 72″


Sean William Randall NightSoftening version 1

Night Softening version 1  2018
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 72″


Sean William Randall SomeSuggestion

Some Suggestion  2018
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 72″


Sean William Randall It Will Pass

It will pass  2018
Acrylic on canvas  36″ x 36″


Sean William Randall Morning Tide

Morning Tide  2018
Acrylic on canvas  60″ x 40″


Sean Randall Deesse 24x96 dyptich

Deesse  2015
Acrylic on canvas on panel  “24 x 96” diptych


This artist’s work is represented at Ian Tan Gallery Vancouver & in …