I have been busy over the past year seeing new sites in Northern California and Nevada and partaking in new shows throughout the West and Northwest. I am now a featured artist in Smashin Glass Art Gallery in Parksville, British Columbia and Cielo Estate Winery in Shingle Springs California! I will be starting a show at Intel Corporation in Folsom California in late July. Also this year I was the featured artist in Rivers Studio in Truckee, California and Hang It Up Gallery in El Dorado Hills, Cailfornia. Unfortunately both Pearl Canyon Gallery and Hang It Up Gallery were forced to shut their doors this year. I'm really sorry to see both these galleries go as both of them had great artwork, artist and owners. I can't say enough about all the great people who have been able to share my art with. Its a pleasure to hear your response to my work. A couple of my favorite comments are "I think its going to jump out at me" or "I feel like I'm there"!
I have also been selling Real Estate for Cabela's and California Outdoor Properties over the past year. This has been a wonderful experience and has taken me out to see some wonderful properties throughout Northern California.
I'm just finishing up painting several paintings featuring spring wild flower encounters up in the Sierra mountains. The runoff this year was amazing! I found myself exploring the Silver Fork of the South Fork of the American River and the Mokelume River searching the mountain sides for Poppy and Lupine explosions. It was a great year for color and I tried to capture this in several of my new releases. I'm not sure what summer will bring as I am wanting to start a new river series featureing the Silver Fork and capturing some of the great rapids and landscape along its edges. I am hoping to find one great river shot in the lower elevation of the American as well as a painting of the Carson River running through Hope Valley.
One other trip I just got back from was a adventure to Smith Valley Nevada along the Walker river. The high desert in this region is stunning especially as the sun is sets, casting long shadows over the mountains and plains.
Please check out the Sierra Mountain Series on this website. I have just released seven new paintings including several paintings showing the first signs of Spring int the Sierra Foothills and several Winter and Fall images of Hope Valley and the Sierra Foothills. Some of these paintings will be heading to New York for my show in early April.
In April of 2010 I will be displaying my recent releases of my Sierra Mountain Series in a solo show at the Martin Stankiewicz Gallery in Chappaqua New York. The address is shown below.
Martin Stankiewicz Gallery
142 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Ron has just completed 5 new pasture series paintings ranging in size from 24 x 36 - 36 x 60. Ron is receiving great response fromn collectors in Carmel loving the energy of these paintings which is contributed to his use of color and texture from his pallet knife work.