Artist Ron Rollins in the Antioch Midwest Art Alcove
Meet the Artist
Ron is a writer, editor, poet and artist who lives in Kettering, Ohio.
He has worked at the Dayton Daily News and Cox Media Group Ohio since 1986 and has served on the boards of several local arts, cultural and social-service organizations, including Dayton History, FilmDayton, House of Bread and the Antioch Writers Workshop.
His artwork is usually acrylic and pastel on canvas, influenced by the work of his mother, Barbara, a watercolor artist, and by the Abstract Expressionists of the mid-20th century, such as Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline and Joan Mitchell.
He has exhibited at the Dayton Circus Sideshow; the Miamisburg Summer Arts Series Gallery; the Centerville Police Station gallery; Visceral Gallery in Middletown; the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio; the Kettering Christ Church Little Gallery; in members shows of the Dayton Visual Arts center; and at several Dayton-area businesses. He was one of the five featured Dayton-area artists whose work was featured in a traveling exhibition of nature-themed work to mark the 50th anniversary of the Five Rivers MetroParks.
He has a studio in Kettering, where he and his arts partner, Terry Welker, also exhibit work by other local artists. Ron and his wife, Amy, have two grown children and two grandchildren.