R.S. Riddick

Ron Riddick

Ron Riddick grew up in southern California where his father was an art director for a major corporation.  He studied at the Art Center College of Design and then worked as a commercial artist.  He was particularly inspired in his studies with Sergei Bongart.

He moved to Arizona in 1979, being inspired by the brilliant light, colorful historic cultures and the old-fashioned Western traditions. It was there he met his wife, Natalie, whose many years in the equine industry, her insights, knowledge and love of ranch life became a constant source of encouragement.

Ron expresses his love of art history.   “The Creative Spirit journey is like individual streams of water feeding a large river and filling a greater lake; each drop of history can sharpen our skill and nurture our talent along the way.” His personal style and blend of realism and colorism through classical painting techniques finds fulfilment in the rich and diverse subject matter in the great American West.

Now an Emeritus Member of the legendary artistic family of Cowboy Artists of America, he has had the honor of receiving numerous Gold and Silver awards for his paintings, water solubles and drawings at CAA exhibitions since he was elected in 1997.   He is also a Master Painter of Artists of America and Oil Painters of America, received the Frederick Remington Award at the Prix de West, and has exhibited at other national museum shows across the country.

He lives near Tucson where he paints and teaches.

Galleries Include:  Trailside, Wenaha, Wood River


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