Ron Hicks, American painter, was born in Columbus, Ohio. Encouraged by his mother who was also an artist, Ron always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ron received a scholarship to study art at Columbus College of Art and Design - known to be one of the best Art schools in the country - where he majored in Fine Art and minored in Illustration. He later moved to Denver and studied at Colorado Institute of Art, earning a degree in Advertising Design. While working full time as a manager for a satellite dish company and painting only part time, Ron was presented with an offer he could not refuse. Ron began painting full time and 15 years later, he never looked back. Ron also offers workshops throughout the US and abroad, and is a valued instructor at The Art Students League of Denver.