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Ron Monsma | Figurative/Baroque style painter




"Whether I am painting a still life or figure (or landscape) light plays an important role. I work in the Baroque tradition where light reveals and distills form and all its nuances. This is stage lighting where illumination exposes a mood, a setting or situation or some event about which we are not quite certain. It is light that invites the viewer to make discoveries in the shadows” - Ron Monsma, Associate Professor of Fine Arts.


Ron Monsma received his BA in Fine Arts at Indiana University South Bend and has been an instructor of drawing and painting at the university since 1997. His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and recognized with numerous awards and solo exhibitions in Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. His paintings and pastels are represented in many private and corporate collections across the United States.

In 2013, Professor Monsma’s work was included in the large format book 100 Artists of the Midwest and in a feature article in the Artist’s Magazine.
In 2006 his work appeared in Pure Color, the Best of Pastel published by Northlight Books and in the book 20th Century Indiana Landscape Painters.
In 2008 he won the Jack Richeson Best of Show Award in the 9th Annual Pastel 100 competition sponsored by The Pastel Journal.
In 2000 a number of his works were showcased in the Chinese book Contemporary American Oil Painting published by Jilin Press.
Since 1990 Professor Monsma’s work has appeared numerous publications including The Pastel Journal, International Artist Magazine, Art News Magazine and The Artist’s Magazine.
Professor Monsma has conducted workshops in Finland and the United States and recently taught in Florence, Italy.
Ron Monsma is represented by Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. | © The Trustees of Indiana University



































Il pittore Americano Ron Monsma vive a Mishawaka, Indiana ed è un assistente professore di disegno e pittura presso l'Indiana University South Bend dal 1997. Dipinge ed insegna da oltre 20 anni.
Si é laurealo  in Belle Arti presso l'Indiana University South Bend. Il suo lavoro è stato riconosciuto con numerosi premi ed è rappresentato in molte collezioni private e aziendali negli Stati Uniti. Il professor Monsma ha condotto seminari in Finlandia e negli Stati Uniti e recentemente insegnato a Firenze, Italia.
L'approccio artistico di Ron deriva dalla tradizione Barocca olandese ed offre un'opportunità entusiasmante per quegli artisti che vogliono aumentare la drammaticità di luci e ombre nel loro lavoro. 
L'artista dichiara "Se sto dipingendo una natura morta od una figura (o paesaggio) la luce gioca un ruolo importante. Io lavoro nella tradizione barocca, dove la luce rivela e distilla modulo e tutte le sue sfumature. Questa è la fase di illuminazione dove l'illuminazione espone uno stato d'animo, un ambiente o una situazione o un evento di cui non siamo abbastanza certi. E 'la luce che invita lo spettatore a fare scoperte nelle ombre".