Ron's driving force is colour and form and he uses an abstract expressionist approach to his painting. Ron's paintings have a balance and harmony that results from the handling of colour relationships, texture and vibrant brushwork, and from the careful, thoughtful, but sometimes serendipitous arrangement of form and colour.

Ron has been painting for many years, and since following a three year 'Open College of the Arts' course in the 1990's, has taken a serious interest in abstract expressionism.
Ron has had success exhibiting in local galleries and in regional adjudicated Open exhibitions over many years.
Specialising in painting abstract expressionist work, Ron uses colour, form, and texture to create balanced compositions. The resulting abstract image may have had it's origin in remembered landscape, journey, or destination. The painting may be a response to a feeling at some time, or in some situation.
Ron's aim is to create work that appeals to our visual senses, balancing form and colour in a way that attracts the viewer's attention, and perhaps holds their gaze long enough to allow them to engage with the painted surface.

Many artists and movements have influenced his work, ranging from the St. Ives abstract artists to the Scottish Colourists, and he continues to take inspiration from the American expressionists as well as many contemporary British artists.

My working life:
I served an apprenticeship as an electrical instrument maker and subsequently qualified as an electrical and electronics systems engineer.
I worked in technical roles for many years (where the tools of my trade were schematics, soldering iron, and oscilloscope) in the burgeoning computer and peripherals area, well before the PC era, in the tobacco industry and in the publishing/newspaper industries.
I travelled the globe installing, analysing and repairing complex, extremely expensive computerised systems down to micro-component level.
Once the pc era became established I continued working in industry maintaining pc based computer network systems.
Whilst in my 50s, I obtained an adult learners qualification and began teaching computer literacy IT classes for Colleges and Local Authorities.

For many years I have painted, and after following a three year Open College of the Arts course in the 1990's began an in-depth and continuing interest in painting.
I paint mainly with acrylic on canvas, and use oils for portraiture and other small figurative works.
In recent years I was instrumental in bringing an Open Art Exhibition back to Stockport Art Gallery, and was a founder member of SKarts, the organisers of the annual Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, which was held for three consecutive years in 2011, 2012, & 2013.
I am a member of InciteArt Collective which is engaged in organising small exhibitions for groups of like minded artists.
I have been a member of Stockport Art Guild for many years, and in 2016 was elected a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.

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