OLD 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. Ron is often invited to carve comissions and welcomes any enquiries.
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. He exhibits occasionally in London and also in the Atholl Gallery, the Barn Gallery at Bield, the Logie Steading Art Gallery and 1896 Gallery. Several pieces are also included in the annual Lake Artists exhibition in Grasmere.
Ron is a member of the British Decoy Wildfowl Carvers Association. He is also a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Ron has volunteered as a member of the Lake District Osprey Project near Keswick in past years and was commissioned by the RSPB in 2010 to carve two large ospreys for the visitor centre and two wood warblers to aid the ringing programme in 2017.