In spring 2012, painter Ron Spears, Assistant Professor of Drawing/Entertainment Design at SUU, was an artist-in-residence at Zion National Park for two full weeks. This remarkable program gave Ron the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Park on a deeply personal and life-changing level. The result of this experience can be witnessed in the exhibition which showcases more than 20 paintings that were created either in Zion National Park or back in Ron’s studio.
Ron Spears’ diverse career as an illustrator and painter has taken him on a colorful journey. He has illustrated book covers, magazine articles, video games and much more. He illustrated the children’s book Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy? written by renowned comic actor Jason Alexander. As a Lead Illustrator for International Game Technology, and an Art Director for Sierra On-Line, Ron has created countless illustrations for dozens of video games. Additional projects include illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons, Upper Deck, Blizzard Entertainment and many others. He received his Bachelor of Art from the University of Puget Sound and was awarded his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Hartford. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Southern Utah University in the Department of Art and Design.
Southern Utah University’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery invites you to take a colorful journey into Landscapes from Zion National Park. For more information about the Southern Utah University Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery or to sign up for the mailing list, please call the gallery at (435) 586-5432 or visit the gallery website at www.edu/pva/artgallery.