"Simplicity is a characteristic in the majority of my paintings. I enjoy the physical act of painting so much, the passion to get going with paint and brushes overrides the desire to develop complex compositions." Higdon draws upon his immediate surroundings and places visited for his inspiration. Being a long-time sailor has enabled him to experience the waters of inland lakes and Lake Michigan. Born and raised in Michigan, Higdon is a graduate of the Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, and has devoted his energies to fine art painting since 1978. Randall Higdon is a signature member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society in New York. He is a member of the National Society of Marine Artists and the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic."