Born and raised in eastern Connecticut, Ron received his undergraduate degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University where he studied painting under Howard Fussiner. He received his graduate degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University. Ron taught art in the Vernon, Connecticut public school system for 32 years before retiring to devote more time to his studio pursuits.  Ron specializes in landscapes and waterscapes, primarily utilizing the medium of pastels and oils. He draws inspiration from his surrounding landscapes and travels. Ron showed his work regularly in New England until he moved to Royal Oak, Michigan in March of 2013. He adopted a new style of work that incorporated elements of abstracting the landscape.  Three of his pieces were acquired by the Kresge Foundation for their permanent collection. He is represented by the Vivid Art Gallery in Winnetka, Illinois, located on the north shore of Chicago. In September of 2017 he relocated to Ithaca, New York.  He can be found on Facebook under “Ron Parent Studio” where you can become a fan and follow his progress and exhibition schedule.

2017   Featured Artist of the Month   .  Detroit Artists Market  .   Detroit, Michigan

2017   Featured Artist   .  Vivid Art Gallery  .   Winnetka, Illinois

2017   The Beautiful Painting Show  .  Pitman-Puckett Gallery  .   Ferndale, Michigan

2016   Open Studio and Art Sale  .  Ron Parent Studio  .   Royal Oak, Michigan

2016   Annual Pride Show  .  The Pittman - Puckett Gallery  .  Ferndale, Michigan

2016   Detroit Artists Market  .  Biennial All Media Exhibition  .  Detroit, Michigan

2016   Kresge Foundation Headquarters  .  Art on Loan  .  Troy, Michigan

2015   Detroit Artists Market  .  Art for the Holidays  .  Detroit, Michigan

2015   Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center .  Holiday Shop  .  Detroit, Michigan

2015   Detroit Auction Benefit for the AIDS Coalition  .  Alchemist’s Collective  .  Detroit, Michigan

2015   Pittman-Puckett Gallery All Media Exhibit   .   Ferndale, Michigan

2015   Detroit Garden Party and Art Sale   .   Detroit, Michigan

2015   Open Studio and Art Sale  .  Royal Oak, Michigan

2014   Art for the Holidays   .   Detroit Artists Market    .   Detroit, Michigan

2013   Art for the Holidays   .   Detroit Artists Market    .   Detroit, Michigan

2012   Clusters   .   Elusie Gallery at Eastmont Custom Framing    .   Easthampton, Massachusetts

2012   For Pastels Only on Cape Cod   .   Cultural Center of Cape Cod    .   South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

2011   Third Annual Small Works Show   .   Easthampton City Arts +    .   Easthampton, Massachusetts

2011   Land and Sea Exhibit   .   Pond House Café Gallery    .   West Hartford, Connecticut

2011   For Pastels Only on Cape Cod   .   Cultural Center of Cape Cod   .   South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

2011   ArtHampton Open Studio Day   .   Easthampton, Massachusetts

2011   Summer Juried Exhibit  .  Addison Art Gallery  .  Cape Cod   .   Orleans, Massachusetts

2011   2nd Annual Easthampton City Arts Small Works Show  .  Easthampton, Massachusetts 

2010   Solo Show  .  Pond House Café Gallery  .    West Hartford, Connecticut

2010   Two Man Show  .  Hosmer Gallery  .  Forbes Library  .  Northampton, Massachusetts

2010   24th Annual Members Show  .  Pastel Society of Connecticut  .  Gallery 53  .  Meriden, Connecticut

2010   The Red Show .  Easthampton City Arts gallery   .  Easthampton, Massachusetts

2009   Juried Show  .  Bear Necessities 3rd Annual Fundraiser  .  Elusie Gallery  .  Easthampton, MA

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