Mr. Bennett is an award winning fine artist as well as the owner and director of Tall Grass Museum Services located in Lawrence, Kansas. Tall Grass Museum Services is a design and fabrication firm that focuses on art related subjects, such as murals, sculpture, illustration and dioramas. Originally from Kansas, Randall and his wife Helen, spent many years moving around the USA, gaining experience in a wide range of activities. As well as his many travels around the USA, Randall spent most of his youth travelling around the world with his family. They lived in several countries, including north and south India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan. Randall’s many travels introduced him to a great variety of cultures at an earlier age, which has had a profound influence on his art career.
Mr. Bennett earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Kansas State University in 1982. He worked in the architectural profession for a number of years before returning to art school at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. After several years of intense study in industrial design, illustration, sculpture, he took a job working in the museum exhibit fabrication industry.
Randall has been involved with about 70 museums that contain something of his artwork: murals, dioramas, sculpture, artifact reproductions, graphics, photography, illustrations, exhibit text writing, artifact mounts and more. Before starting his own business, Mr. Bennett worked as lead artist and team leader on a number of collaborative projects which brought recognition and awards. He was lead artistic fabricator for the 1998 NAI Best Interpretive Exhibit in the USA, and lead artist, team leader for the 2006 NAI Best Interior Exhibit in the USA, at Anza Borrego Desert State Park visitor center.
Randall keeps busy working diligently on his fine art in his studio; a renovated 1896 timber and stone barn. He regularly outputs easel paintings that demonstrate his commitment to producing the best paintings possible, whether representational or abstract.