Dusky by Ron
Well that was an unexpected sale! Was chatting to my builder about an artist he liked and I thought - 'Oooh I know who you'd really like' and he did - five prints worth! I don't often actually sell things out of my house!
I really love the women selection Ron has done. When you get some distance from them they really look amazing - the photos don't do them justice - if you are looking on the computer step back as far as poss and you'll see what I mean.
Swimmer by Ron
Smiler by Ron
My most sucessfull sales of his prints so far work have been his rappers
Snoop by Ron
Tupac by Ron
Biggy by Ron
When I spoke to Ron last year he said art has always been with him. He has always drawn and made things, always seen shapes and objects in shadows and has always been an observer of people and colour of the mundane. ‘There has never been a question of how I got into art, more, how and why I avoided it when I did and do. Survival is a cruel mistress that drives a bitter and twisted satnav!’
When I asked him about he influences on his work he said it was a tricky question to answer ‘I love colour, I love contrast and details, I love expression and people, I love theatre and film, I love music, energy and the observation of emotion. I have been extremely privileged to have worked with heroes like Terry Brain and Dave Borthwick, people who oozed emotion and were a joy to work with, something I feel maybe the nuns took from me. Art is an outlet where you can express what is uncomfortable in normal life, I'm not sure I do this, but it is in us all and whether that emotion transfers is not for me to judge, but there is usually more than surface paint in a picture.’
I'll be catching up with him soon for an update.