Natural environments have always been Ron’s primary inspiration.
The unexpected colors and textures found in nature inspire Ron to capture the dynamics of light and dark; form and balance. As a realist, he uses tone and color to invite his audience to experience the moment captured on canvas. His preferred mediums of acrylic (for layering of color), or oil (for blending) are specifically chosen to create a sense of drama and movement.
Ron has also developed a strong interest in iconography using the ancient techniques of egg tempera and gold leaf. He studies this process with Janine Manheim, a noted iconographer and teacher.
In addition, Ron is a muralist. He has done commissions for school districts, hospitals, nursing homes, municipalities, and private residences.
Ron’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and venues on Long Island, New York City, and Western New York, winning awards in several juried shows.
Besides painting the natural world, Ron has begun to explore the impact of art as a tool of social change. An exhibit on incarceration and justice is planned for 2020, which will include paintings, sculpture and mixed media.