About Ron

Ron works in a variety of styles. Most of his carvings are of British birds, although he occasionally carves animals. He uses several techniques including pyrography, painting and waxed or oiled finishes with fine detail. Carvings are produced in a variety of sizes and some composite groups.

He has exhibited in London and his work can currently be viewed in the Atholl Gallery, the Barn Gallery at Bield, the Logie Steading Art Gallery and 1896 Gallery. 

Ron was born in Scotland and his love of wildlife began at an early age. After working as a draughtsman in the Clyde shipyards, followed by a spell in Canada, Ron moved to Cumbria. Here the Lake District fells stole his heart and a desire to work with nature grew. A self-taught artist, he began carving wildlife professionally and in the 1970s was elected a member of the prestigious Lake Artists Society. His work has been presented to HM the Queen and he has been awarded gold, silver and bronze prizes in compettions organised by the national British Decoy Wildlife Carvers Association. His work is highly regarded and sells all over the world. Until moving to Scotland he exhibited each year in the prestigious Lake Artists exhibition in Grasmere.