John Glenn made his final flight to the heavens on December 8, 2016. Godspeed John, you were America's Right Stuff.
A few years ago, I composed three oil paintings of John Glenn that were a montage of his extraordinary career.
Like all my projects that examine and portray real life events and people, the research was vital to getting to the truth.
I began to study John Glenn's career as an astronaut and as a politician.
I was familiar with many of his endeavors, and was a young man at the time he made his first flight.
I also had a father that was a civil engineer for the NASA space program in Cleveland, Ohio, and I heard many stories that my father could share about the space program.
It was a joy to learn more about this extraordinary man who made a difference, and helped to launch our country into the space race.
Again, Godspeed John, you are an American hero.
I have been an oil painter for over 30 years, and am an art educator in Columbus, Ohio. My online gallery features contemporary oil paintings including landscapes, portraits and figurative artwork.
My paintings are included in the permanent art collections of corporate and private art collectors with several paintings in public art spaces. If you have any questions or comments regarding my artwork, feel free to contact me.
My wife and business partner, Robin Anderson will post information on my upcoming art exhibitions as we finalize details. Robin updates the web site monthly with new images and information. She also handles the sale, licensing and exhibition of my paintings.
Information about the public art commissions I have completed are located here on my web site. I completed six oil paintings for the Supreme Court of Ohio depicting "The History of The Rule of Law", that are included in the permanent art collection of the Ohio State Bar Association. The artwork is on display on the 11th floor of the Ohio Judicial Center. Each painting measures 96" x 41.5" (wxh).
I was also commissioned to create two portraits in oil of George Washington Williams that are included in the permanent art collection at the Ohio Statehouse. You can take a virtual tour on their web site and see both paintings which are on display in the George Washington Williams Memorial Room.
Another commission was for The Absolut Spirits Company: "Absolut Expressions" 3rd Annual Art Collection and Art Exhibit which included my oil painting "Absolut Anderson"
My oil painting "Popcorn and Peanuts"was selected by the Ohio Arts Council to be included in the Ohio Governor's Office Exhibition for a 24 month temporary loan through June 2013. A second painting "Concert in Blue"was chosen to be displayed for a 24 month temporary loan through June 2015. I was recently asked to exhibit "Kelly's Gym" and "Bottom of the 9th" for an additional 24 month temporary loan through June 2017.
Visit my web site at your convenience, and let me know if you have any questions for me about my work.
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The video is posted on the National Endowment for the Arts web site as the NEA celebrates its 50th anniversary.
(From the NEA web site)
"Since the beginning of 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts has been gathering stories from the general public and grantees, elected officials and agency directors, artists and art lovers across the country about the importance of art in their lives and their communities. You can find the stories in text, audio, or video formats."
"In collaboration with the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts looks at the arts and culture of Ohio."
One of my larger paintings is an oil on canvas entitled "9/11-9:11-911" This was a very emotional and challenging piece to create after the events that unfolded at the World Trade Center in New York, on September 11, 2001.
Another of my larger figurative oil paintings entitled "Shifty" is in the permanent art collection of the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Major credit cards accepted, and payment can be made online
Contact Robin and I through our web site, or feel free to visit our online art dealer by clicking the link above to purchase my original oil paintings.
This link takes you to my Premiere Portfolio on the Absolute Arts/World Wide Arts Resources web site.
Their professional staff can work with you by phone or online to assist you in adding my paintings to your art collection.
My Guest book and a sign-up form for my email list are also located on the Absolute Arts page.
Ron Anderson Studio, LLC P. O. Box 340241 Columbus, Ohio 43234
Ron Anderson, Partner/Visual Artist Robin Anderson, Managing Partner (Web site updated December 2016)
Artist owns all rights to copyright, and reproduction of his artwork as prescribed by the Copyright law of the United States of America. Images should not be reproduced without the explicit written permission of the artist. Buyer is responsible for all Shipping and Handling charges, and any applicable Sales Tax/Duties. Paintings are sold unframed.