Ron took up painting upon his formal retirement from full time ministry in the Uniting Church in Australia. Because the painting group he first joined had in it several members painting in watercolour, he took up that medium and still regards it as his favourite.
For fifteen months he attended classes conducted by Tony Lewis at Buderim. Since joining BLACKALL RANGE VISUAL ARTISTS he has broadened his fields and now paints also in acrylics and oils.
Over the years he has attended many different tutorials and workshops of varying subject . His style is mainly impressionist/realist but he also likes to experiment with more abstract approaches.