Randy Lu was exposed to art at a young age.   Visiting permanent museum collections and special exhibits were treasured family outings.  She has visited many fine art collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and developed a preference for Western Impressionistic and Far Eastern painting. 
She had her first art class when she was six years-old.  She still remembers the classroom decorated with paper mache figures, glue, and torn paper.  In middle school, she was fascinated by macrame.  Her favorite piece was a large, 3D hanging with intricate designs woven through large plastic hoops.  In high school, India ink and woodblock printing took over.  She then turned to charcoal and pencil and dabbled in soft pastels before finding her niche in oil pastels and watercolor.
Living overseas in Western Europe and East Asia has had a profound influence on her thought and approach to art.  Her travels in the U.S. and abroad have inspired numerous paintings.
She is fond of lush landscapes, ragged mountains, oddly shaped rock formations, and animals with character.  In 2018, she used bold color combinations for more dramatic and dynamic landscapes many of which were inspired by her visits to some national parks.  In 2019, she explored the relationship between shapes within objects in paintings focusing on the natural scenery of Iceland and the United Kingdom.  Her paintings in 2020 were inspired by Spain.  The theme of her 2021 collection is hope. 
She established her company, Randy Lu Pastels And Watercolor with the goal of offering uplifting giftware with dynamic and bold images that make the everyday special.