Ron is lifelong resident of Lafayette, Indiana. He studied art in his early years, under Sister M. Rufinia, a local accomplished artist who was juried into the Hoosier Salon for over a thirty-year period. His early works encompassed multiple mediums with pastels emerging as his signature expertise. After raising his family and a career in banking, Ron picked up pastels again quickly excelled past his peers. In the past decade, Ron’s work has won numerous local, regional and national exhibitions and was named a Distinguished Signature Member of the Chicago Pastel Painters. He teaches pastel painting at the Art Museum every Monday.
Rick Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Indiana and discovered very early he had an interest in art. After working 29 years in the architectural aluminum industry, he retired and made fine art his new vocation. He has studied oil painting with Indiana artists Ronald Mack and C.W. Mundy. As a professional artist, Rick has honed his skills through workshops and many years of practice and has developed into a very collectable artist. His works have won numerous awards and are included in many private and corporate collections across the country. His paintings are represented by the Rick D Wilson Fine Art Gallery in Edinburgh, Indiana
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website