Randy L Purcell is originally from Paducah, Kentucky. After holding a wide variety of jobs from serving in the Army Reserve to working at a uranium enrichment plant, he moved to Nashville in 2000 looking for a change, but not entirely sure what he was looking for. So at the age of 37 he enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University's Art program, and in 2009 he graduated with a BFA in Studio Art. He has since continued to work in several media, but for the last few years he has focused on his unique encaustic paintings, where he transfers ink from magazines onto a layer of beeswax. His work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and public art projects in the Nashville area.