Ronald Ray Reekers Artist Statement
I think of my artwork as a record of ideas. I am curious about many things in the world and I get a pleasure from trying to authentically and sincerely depict all that I learn. I am an engineer by trade and have received Black Belts in seven different Martial Art disciplines, but art has always just been there—a part of me, no matter what else is going on.
My work always includes strong subjects and themes, and uses the object to express the ideas, I’ve nothing against non-objective work; it is just that my soul expresses itself by portraying a scene, or an object, or an image – then modifying it to express my needs and passion. There must be a connection between the subject matter of a painting I’m creating and my feelings and attitudes about that subject. In general, I strive to be more expressive and thoughtful about my work.
California State University Long Beach BFA, Drawing and Painting, Printmaking
Mesa College, San Diego, Fine Art
Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Special Studies in Landscape
Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Special Studies in Figure
2019 Art Exhibits
Huntington Beach Art Center – Center on Center
Coastline College Gallery – RIBBA 5
Firehouse Gallery Competition Sunset Beach – 2nd Place
Orange County Fair – 1st Professional Pastels, 1st Professional Mixed Media
Art in the Park Newport Beach and Huntington Beach
SoCalPAPA Back Bay, Art Venture Segerstrom
Irvine Global Village Art Exhibition