Reception: Saturday, May 1, 2-4 PM
Born and raised in eastern Connecticut, Ron Parent received his undergraduate degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a graduate degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University. As an art teacher for 32 years, Ron taught at all grade levels in the Vernon, Connecticut public schools. In addition to being a highly respected teacher (Ron was named Vernon's Teacher of the Year in 1994), Ron's publications on teaching art have appeared in School Arts magazine.
Ron returned to full time painting after his retirement and today specializes in landscapes and seascapes, primarily utilizing the medium of pastels. He draws inspiration from the waterways and beaches along the eastern seaboard. Ron shows his work regularly in the Western Massachusetts and Connecticut area at various exhibitions. He is a member of the Pastel Society of Connecticut and Easthampton City Arts in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where he currently resides.