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Columbus Ohio 43234 United Stateswork
Ron Anderson is an oil painter and a former art educator.
His Art Exhibitions include shows at; Columbus Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, The King Arts Complex, O.S.U. Faculty Club, Riffe Gallery, McConnell Arts Center, Ohio Governor’s Office, Ohio Governor’s Mansion, and the National Black Fine Art Show in New York.
Paintings from his Public Art projects are included in the permanent art collections of; Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio Statehouse, Absolut Spirits Company, Springfield Museum of Art, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, and The King Arts Complex.
Ron was a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Worthington Arts Council, and served as a Juror for the Columbus Arts Festival.
He served as a Regional Director for the Ohio Governor’s Show/Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.
He worked as an instructor with the Columbus College of Art & Design. He taught Fashion Illustration, Fashion Portfolio Development and Plein Air oil paintings classes at C.C.A.D.
Ron also taught Interior Design classes for Columbus City Schools.
Prior to teaching art courses, Ron was a Fashion Illustrator for Halle’s department stores, and for Lazarus Department stores. In addition, he was the Art Director for Madison’s retail stores.
He resides in Columbus, Ohio with wife and business partner Robin Anderson. They have two sons; Christopher and Brandon.
“Working as an illustrator and painter for more than 20 years, I have often utilized the figure in narratives to communicate the nature of the human condition.
I give each of my characters a role in my paintings that plays out like a scene from a motion picture. Carefully scripted by a personal experience, these characters go about their lives like you and me.
Many of my paintings depict tension or energy in some way. The tension is exhibited in an attitude, an action or in some activity on the canvas. The tension is either overt or more kinetic but is almost palpable in each piece of artwork.
The size of my paintings, along with some personal connection, pulls you into the canvas. The drag of an alto saxophone fills the room in one painting while the noise deafens you; the smoke chokes you. A fight breaks out in the corner of the room on another canvas while a pool hustler wins a round. A room with Ballerinas and you can almost hear the sounds backstage. The subjects are infinite.
Henry O. Tanner, John Sloan, and George Bellows were masters at observing and translating these types of human conditions onto a canvas in oil. My technique, drawn from what I have observed from these artists, comes with a willingness to bare my soul and to capture my life experiences with each stroke of my paint brush.”