Ron Larson has a place to paint just about anywhere he goes. At his home in Ivins, Utah, he keeps a neat studio in an upstairs bedroom, but packs another spare room with paintings, framed, unfinished and barely started. Over at his St. George office, where he creates neon signs that light up all over the mountainwest, he has a desk for painting downstairs and a room littered with source material upstairs. And as a plein air painter, he always has his kit ready to pull out when the light and rocks of southern Utah inspire him.
This month you can find him painting on site at the 2014 Zion Plein Air Artist Invitational November 3-9. If you miss him there, you’ll find the artist’s work at Split Rock Gallery in St. George or online at www.ronlarsonartist.com.
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.