His preferred subjects have a nautical theme mostly based around Cornish coastal villages with their traditional fishing vessels and cottages that tumble down into the harbour. Seascapes, townscapes and architectural subjects also interest him. His preferred medium is watercolour pen and wash as well as acrylics and mixed media with collage. Ron is self taught and believes there are no rules within which he must work. The resultant paintings are therefore fresh, vibrant, exciting and easy on the eye. He believes that if his work puts a smile on the viewers face, then the painting has succeeded
His quirky harbour scene paintings are ideal gifts as they can be personalised with calligraphy to make references to the intended recipient. This is done by including boat names, adding names to buildings that are relevant as well as personalising boat registration numbers as birth dates etc. Ron is happy to accept commissions to create unique gifts based on this idea.
His first solo exhibition was Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2005. Since then he has participated in a number of local events including the “Best of Hampshire Artists”, as well as exhibiting at the Salisbury Playhouse Gallery, the Fisherton Mill Gallery and the Eastleigh Museum. He also exhibits at his local art groups’ exhibitions. In April 2016 he was featured in an article in The Hampshire Life magazine.