Ron has always painted, sketched and had a passion for art. His talent earned him an opportunity to study
and take art lessons at the De Young Art Museum in San Francisco at an early age. Ron is a graduate of
Boise State University where he studied business, drafting, graphics design and music.
Ron was introduced to sculpting by a very good friend and artist Dean Estes. In a very short time Ron has
become friends and associates with many of the worlds leading and most renowned wildlife painters and
sculptors. Ron studies the art styles of past master artists as well as the most current. Sculptor Walter
Matia entirely changed his life and outlook as an artist. Walter gave him the visual/ observational tools to move forward with a passion. He has been a true God-send with his time, tutelage and friendship.
Ron's art is a continuing effort to capture a unique/ personal blend of realism and impressionism while maintaining a rendition of traditional and classic bronze. Rock like features and textures, stone outcroppings and mountainous slate play a major roll in the look and feel of all his work. Both in wildlife and figurative art Ron has a passion to bring movement and drama to each creation.
This artist is an avid sportsman that truly enjoys the outdoors. When he's not doing field research, archery hunting or competing in archery events, he volunteers time supporting wildlife conservation groups/ organizations.
Professional accomplishments and awards for graphics design and technical illustrations through the STC (Society for Technical Communications) include; Awards of Achievement, Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence. "Special thanks to my wife Karla and some of the wonderful artists that have supported and helped me on this journey; Greg Beecham, Jocelyn Russell and Michael Godfrey to name a few,.....and above all thank God for his many blessing!"