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Ron Stephens

Ron Stephens Fine Art

Irving, TX

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Ron retired from a 33 year career in advertising in 2005 and began thinking about a retirement career. He began painting in watercolor in May 2006 after reading many books and taking a weekly watercolor course from Tom Wellman, President of SWS at that time, at the Irving Heritage Center. Since then, he has taken workshops from Nita Leland, Carl Dalio, Naomi Brotherton, Arne Westerman, Mark Mehaffey, Ratrindra Das, Jane Jones, Skip Lawrence, Leslie Frontz, Maureen Brouillette, and Andy Evansen.

Ron is Publicity Chairman of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. Ron also teaches a once weekly Watercolor class at the Irving Heritage Center.

Ron likes to experiment and has been delving into acrylic abstract. Its quality of texture and opaqueness adds another dimension not found in straight watercolor. He prefers to gesso watercolor paper for texture before applying watercolor, acrylic, watercolor crayon, charcoal for a mixed media piece. It allows him to also play with different ways of applying the paint. That freedom creates a myriad of shapes, patterns and values that are different and exciting. He feels that there are still many areas that need to be explored to stay creative.

Ron is an avid plein air painter. He got started with past president Tom Wellman in 2007 that introduced Ron to plein air. Ron tries to attend every SWS Paint Out he can and enjoys the challenge of painting on site and dealing with the conditions to achieve the best painting possible.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My inspiration comes from nature and the endless variety of its textures, shapes, values and colors. From the most complex to simple scenes, anything is possible as subject matter for a painting. I like the complexity of architecture and how it relates to its natural surroundings. I am still fascinated with the amazing qualities of straight watercolor. The feeling of the brush on paper and seeing colors mix with other colors. The excitement of the outcome is exhilarating.

 

Columns by Ron Stephens

 

Movin' Left by Ron Stephens

 

Coolly Collected by Ron Stephens

 

Getting There by Ron Stephens

 

Grayson County Farmhouse by Ron Stephens

 

LBJ Grasslands TX by Ron Stephens

 

Autumn at the Farm by Ron Stephens

 

His Majesty by Ron Stephens

 

The Shoppers by Ron Stephens

 

The Way Out by Ron Stephens

 

Electric Longhorn by Ron Stephens

 

Al Fresco at the Celt by Ron Stephens

 

Ladies That Shop by Ron Stephens

 

Waxachie Train Station by Ron Stephens

 

Texaco by Ron Stephens

 

Waxahachie Back Alley by Ron Stephens

 

Metro Abstract by Ron Stephens

 

Looking for a Way Out by Ron Stephens

 

Is This the Way Out? by Ron Stephens

 

Fashionista by Ron Stephens

 

Three Ring Circus by Ron Stephens

 

Metropolis by Ron Stephens

 

Longhorn Study #2 by Ron Stephens

 

Longhorn Study #4 by Ron Stephens

 

Longhorn Study #3 by Ron Stephens

 

Longhorn Study#1 by Ron Stephens

 

Divergent by Ron Stephens

 

Balancing Act by Ron Stephens

 

Pathways by Ron Stephens

 

Faith by Ron Stephens

 

Love by Ron Stephens

 

Hope by Ron Stephens

 

CTC Auto Ranch by Ron Stephens

 

CTC Auto Ranch 2 by Ron Stephens

 

Breaking Away by Ron Stephens

 

Inigma by Ron Stephens

 

Bright Day in the Canyon 3 by Ron Stephens

 

The Still of the Night by Ron Stephens

 

Street Improvements 2 by Ron Stephens

 

Longhorn Wrangler by Ron Stephens

 

Warrior Shaman by Ron Stephens

 

Inferno by Ron Stephens

 

Street Improvements by Ron Stephens

 

Semper Fi by Ron Stephens

 

Holding the Light by Ron Stephens

 

Hard Hats Digging Crew by Ron Stephens

 

Bright Day in the Canyon 2 by Ron Stephens

 

Bright Day in the Canyon 1 by Ron Stephens