Each one of Ron Klotchman's paintings offers a glimpse into his creative catharsis. The colors are bold and vibrant; the brush strokes are unrestrained and uninhibited. His images are filled with something magical and vital that exists within all of us.
Ron's body of work consists of paintings done primarily in acrylic. He is exceptionally prolific, continually exploring new themes and techniques. His rapid evolution provides a variety of unique and interesting work, many with figurative elements and evocative imagery. A former art critic and collector says: "[Ron's] work has an intentional simplicity of subject and innocence of vision... the Post-Impressionists like Gauguin had this quality. This is as opposed to a slick, realistic conception, and it works well with the lively execution. Very strong imagery, visionary and surrealistic." Ron's influences range from Cezanne to Tamayo to de Kooning, and although he is a self-proclaimed Fauvist and abstractionist, hints of each of these masters can be gleaned in his work.
The audacious and improvisational energy behind Ron's efforts is rooted in a life-long interest in performance art. He is a self-taught artist by any definition, having picked up a paintbrush, a guitar and taken to the stage armed only with talent and creative instinct. A California native, Ron spent his formative years set against the desert landscape of Palm Springs. There, he gravitated toward the stage and was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He enjoyed performing in local theatrical productions, tackling meaty roles in both plays and musicals. His acting skills are complemented by a life-long love for music...while honing his craft as an actor, he also taught himself to play the guitar, and continues to compose and sing many original songs.
As with many an artistic soul, practicality soon won out over lofty visions of fame and fortune, and Ron joined corporate America. For fifteen years, his artistic yearnings were subjugated by a "traditional" career. In spite of his financial successes, each passing day began to weigh upon him. His desk, phone and computer came to signify his own personal prison. In 2006, everything changed: Ron picked up a paintbrush for the first time in his life. Within a year's time, he'd already begun selling his work. After two more years had passed, his successes gave him the impetus to commit to being a full-time, professional artist.
Today, Ron approaches a blank canvas in the same way that he approaches each new day: without preconceptions, without ritual. He, like his art, is always on the move, searching for new inspiration. He is unbound and free from the methodical, regimented world which he knew for too long. The result is an ever-growing body of work that captures the vibrant essence of a life lived with passion and energy.