Thu, Sep 21|
Beach 1 Gallery in Camano Country Club
Beach 1 Gallery Presents: Ron King
Time & Location
Sep 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Beach 1 Gallery in Camano Country Club, 1243 Beach Dr, Camano, WA 98282, USA
About the event
Artist Reception: September 1st 5 to 7 PM
Born in the small town of Manson on Lake Chelan in Eastern Washington, Ron is a graduate of Washington State University where he studied anthropology. He began his photographic career in Wenatchee in 1973, and in 1981 moved to the Skagit Valley where he then owned and operated a photography studio for many years.
In 1991, Ron developed an interest in adapting the computer for use in his professional photography business, first restoring old photos, retouching and enhancing images, and soon after began his pioneering experiments in the artistic side of the medium. He created popular, creative artistic additions to his portrait and wedding photography business, always striving to add extra impact to his images.
And then he decided to have Lasik surgery to free him from wearing contact lenses, and instead found his vision altered in a way that ultimately ended the photography part of his career.
Feeling driven to continue in the visual arts, he ultimately found inspiration the most unlikely place – from the failed eye surgery itself. For a few years, until he found a different kind of contact lens that gave back his ability to see, Ron was fascinated by the sinuous streaks (Hancock lines *) he saw at night when looking at bright lights. His goal was to find a way to share that experience – an insight into a new and mysterious world.
After years of experimenting, in 2016 Ron finally developed the techniques that allowed him to share his new vision, and he began creating an entirely original body of work, creating images that go well beyond the photographic image. And his style was born.
*Named in honor of the surgeon who did the surgery.
My art expresses the unknown beyond the familiar. Stratomorphic Rendering is a process I’ve created involving a combination of photography and a unique mixed digital media process that transforms into a completely different artistic expression, bringing out stronger, and often unrelated, messages. A visual experience of the world as I see it. Each piece takes between 30 hours and three years to complete.
Ron is a member of both the Stanwood Camano Art Guild and Skagit Artists.
Ron's art will be displayed and for sale the entire month of September.
The Gallery is open 7 days a week.
We will be serving pop,wine, bottled water and individual bags of chips for the reception.
Beach 1 Gallery in Camano Country Club.
1243 Beach Drive, Camano Island 360-387-1655