Top artist Randall Froude sets up studio, home in Richmond
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One of New Zealand's top artists has opened a studio in Richmond and will be welcoming students in the New Year.
Randall Froude may be 86 but that did not stop him from packing up his home of 23 years at Kimbell, near Fairlie, and moving to the top of the South Island.
Making a real living from art
Kimbell-based artist Randall Froude has embarked on a new phase in his life, and is weighing up more than one new offer of artistic adventure.
For 15 years Mr Froude nursed his ailing wife, Jan, and life had to be lived day to day. Sadly Jan passed away in January, leaving Mr Froude alone after 65 years of marriage.
His art has earned him millions, making Randall Froude anything but the struggling artist.
The Kimbell artist can be seen in action at the Saffron Gallery today, tomorrow and Sunday as artist in residence, demonstrating the style which has earned him a lot of cash.