Rani Garner is a career artist living in rural Georgia. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University and has been painting professionally since 1989. Early-morning walks down country roads are a major source of inspiration for her landscapes. She seeks out exceptional light, the main subject of her art. She is a frequent visitor to the Gulf Coast and an avid painter of coastal skies and water, prized by collectors who are reminded of their own meaningful moments of communion with light and what it symbolizes to them. Another artist has said of her work, “It is as if she has taken the best parts of a day and condensed them down into one single, perfect moment.”
1980-1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Arizona State University
summa cum laude “Outstanding Graduating Senior in Drawing,” 1984
Finalist, 8th Annual RayMar Art Contest, September 2014
Award of Excellence, Columbus Artists' Guild Annual Competition, Columbus GA 2011.
Best of Show & First Place, Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Perry, GA, 2007