Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ron Rencher - Artist and Teacher

Plein Air Painters of America Signature Member Ron Rencher will be offering four plein air workshops during February, March and April. They will be in Scottsdale, Arizona; Catalina Island and San Diego County, California and San Antonio, Texas.

He teaches the student to paint with intent, that is to say, having a sound concept which will determine the direction of the painting. This will free up the creative forces that otherwise get tangled in painting "objects."

Ron graduated from Southern Utah State College with a BFA in 1975. During his college years and for eight years thereafter, he took on the responsibility of maintaining the family ranch, which was settled by his great-great grandfather in the 1860s.

He has been a member of the Plein Air Painters of America since 1998, converting to this style of painting after studying with artist Walter Zorns in 1984.

“I am not interested in the transcription of nature, but the translation of her essential truths. You must catch what’s important quickly and let go of the rest.”

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