A trained physicist, Ron Andrews is a self-taught artist living and working in Palo Alto, California. Since retiring and taking up art ‘seriously’ in 2000, he has quickly established himself as a stunning water media artist, his work is frequently exhibited in national and international juried exhibitions.
If Ron Andrew’s art is, as he states, “…an expression of my inner feelings inspired by nature”, then clearly, Ron is an artist with a deep love for the earth, for all around him. Whilst his work expresses a desire to embrace the natural beauty of our planet, perhaps the sweeping majesty of a mountain range or the grandeur of a forest, that expression is achieved with a love and respect for the microcosmic beauty of nature, no doubt gleaned from Ron’s past career. His stated artistic focus is “contemporary landscapes”.
The abstract nature of Ron’s landscapes can both capture the scene, the quality of light, of earth, of the emotion it draws from the viewer, but also they draw upon deep emotions that we perhaps all have for the beauty of a natural terrain. This work is timeless, in a very real, very true sense, evoking emotions in us that can probably never change, despite our ever changing, ever troubled planet.
Ron is a member of the California Watercolor Association and the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. He is also a signature member of the International Society of Experimental Artists. He is a past President and board member of the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, and past board member of Silicon Valley Open Studios. Ron works with a range of water media, mixed media, and most recently digital – digital collage and digital fractal art.
You can see more of Ron’s work on his website.
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June 19, 2019
Ron Andrews Receives Honors from The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) — Becomes “Nautilus Fellow”
Ron Andrews recently received two prestigious honors for his fine art paintings in mixed media. His entry “String Theory II” was accepted in the annual juried international exposition of The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA). And most notably, he was designated a “Nautilus Fellow” which is awarded after six successful entries into annual ISEA international exhibitions. Congratulations Ron!
His painting, “String Theory II” along with other juried works will be exhibited September 7 – October 26, 2019 at Lowell Arts in Lowell, Michigan.
Artist Statement for “String Theory II”
“As a retired physicist, this is my artistic interpretation of multi-universes embedded in a gravitational field as described by modern “String Theory”. I used mixed water media and a collage of cheese cloth to create the 3D “string theory grid that is deformed and modulated by the multiple, near and far “universes” created with heavy weight gesso. It is experimental since this is my first attempt at using this combination of media to create a multi-dimensional image while maintaining artistic merit.”