Randall Ogle is a native artist of the Great Smoky Mountains

* He is the great-grandson of early mountain pioneers.

* Randall grew up in the Gnatty Branch community near

Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

* A self-taught artist, Randall began painting at the age of 14 in the

spring of 1969.

* He is a portrait artist but also known for his landscapes and nature scenes.

* Randall usually spends an average of 3 weeks to do an original painting.

* Randall Ogle's work is always found among serious art collectors.