has exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows over his 30 year art career – including a visiting artist sojourn to Bangalore, India, where he curated a touring international exhibition of American Printmakers. He has an MFA in Printmaking from Kent State University, OH and a BFA from Guilford College, NC. He also studied drawing and painting at Ringling College of Art and Design, FL.
Currently, Ron is founder of “RAGA PRESS” a fine art printmaking atelier in Boca Raton, Florida. He has taught visual art at prestigious private schools in the area and conducts workshops at Art Armory in West Palm Beach.
“Growing up along the Atlantic waters of Florida, I was always fascinated by the maritime tragedies buried below. History is full of epic disasters involving naval and merchant vessels on the high seas. Some were victims of brutal attack while others may have been lost to natural disasters. But the story doesn’t end there. My sculptures are meant to remind the viewer that once a stricken vessel lies on the bottom, new life begins, as corrosion brings marine algae and coral, and the slow buildup of reef life. Combining recycled materials and everyday found objects, I build each layer over time, finally adding a liquid skin of rust patina. My "sunken fleet" and "figurehead" pieces represent an ongoing process of change and corrosion to man-made objects. Each ship sings its own special song of the tragedy of lives lost and the bravery of the human spirit. The focus is on the poetry of the forces of nature, decay as well as the corrosive power of saltwater on human endeavors. I hope to resurrect each piece with its unique story, and give it a voice for all to enjoy!”
RagaPress - a full service print atelier has 4 vintage etching presses and offers:
• Instructional art classes or studio/press time for emerging artists;
• Contract printing for artists seeking to edition their work;
• Prints, paintings, sculpture and fine art available for purchase;
• Design services for your business, home or private collection – large pieces of original art can be commissioned to meet individual preferences.
Ron Garrett can be contacted at his studio in Boca Raton FL at email@example.com or by telephone at 561-483-9923.
"Lugano" being constructed under a full moon rising in the studio