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Art has been at the core of Ron Henry's life since early childhood - art and a profound love of the outdoors.
A California native, Ron's formal art training began at the University of San Jose, and later at The Academy of Art in San Francisco. For ten years he worked as an art director, illustrator, designer and agency account executive in the graphic arts and advertising business.
Ron's bold, contemporary and colorful approach has earned him placement in some of the finest galleries in California, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. "Nature is my inspiration" says Ron. "To achieve the color and brilliance that I require, I paint in oil and acrylic on gesso board. The many textures this provides enhances feelings I'm trying to attain in my images." "Many contemporary Southwestern artists have influenced me - Howard Terpning, James Reynolds, Roy Anderson and Ted CoConis, to name a few. Studying their techniques and approaches in design and composition gives me inspiration to further develop and refine my own style."
Today Ron lives and creates in the magnificent surroundings of Grand Junction, Colorado. When not painting, Ron hikes, bikes, fishes, plays golf, and restores antique cars.