Monday, February 8, 2010
This beautiful plein air painting, titled The Distance Between Them is by artist Ron DeFelice. A native of Connecticut, Ron's earliest memories involve crayons and coloring books. In 1980 after earning his BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, Ron went on to spend 16 years as a freelance illustrator for the publishing and advertising industry in the New York City area. In 1997 Ron started working as a background painter for Walt Disney Feature Animation where his film credits include Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo and Stitch. Currently a Color Key and Visual Development Artist for Blue Sky Studios, Ron has lent his artistic skills to such film projects as Ice Age 2 and 3, Horton Hears a Who! and the upcoming Rio. When not at work Ron's love for plein air painting takes him on extensive excursions in search of ideal landscapes to paint.
To see more of Ron’s work please visit his website.