Natural environments have always been Ron’s primary inspiration.
Raised in western New York, Ron’s talent was supported and nurtured by his parents and teachers. He majored in art at Niagara County Community College, helping to solidify techniques in drawing and painting.
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.
Exploring new techniques and ways to work with mediums to express the nature of his heart and soul, Ron focuses on environments that illicit a feeling of calm, serenity, beauty and the divine.
For 5 years, Ron was the President of the Deer Park Arts Council, a non-profit charity that advocates for the visual and performing arts in the Deer Park School District. Ron has used his college training to create and offer drawing and painting classes for residents in nursing homes, hospitals and in his studio.
Ron serves on the Suffolk County Citizens Advisory Board For the Arts and the Advisory Panel of BACCA (Babylon Citizen Council on the Arts).
His work has been exhibited in galleries on Long Island, the RIVAA Gallery in NYC, two solo exhibitions at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY and at galleries in NJ, MI, TX and VA. He has won several awards in juried shows and has painted murals in health care settings, schools and for the Town of Babylon at Cedar Beach and in Deer Park.
Besides painting the natural world, Ron has explored the impact of art as a tool for social change. Public reaction to his 2022 and 2023 exhibits, “My Block”, focused on incarceration, has inspired him to seek other opportunities and subject matter, where art can be a catalyst for personal and public awareness to improve our quality of life and protect the fragile planet we call home.