Art collector D. R. Heiniger captures the essence of Ron Richmond’s work by describing his paintings as “the presence of absence—or, the exquisite longing for the unattainable.”
Richmond has exhibited his paintings in solo and group shows in galleries and museums in major cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Scottsdale, San Francisco, and London. His work is collected by museums (BYU Museum of Art, Church History Museum, Springville Museum of Art); public collections (State of Utah, Salt Lake County, Snow College); corporations (Saks Fifth Avenue, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hilton DoubleTree Hotels, Credit Suisse, Four Seasons Hotels); as well as by private individuals. He was commissioned by Utah State University to paint a mural that hangs in the Bingham Research Center in Vernal. Richmond received M.F.A. and B.F.A. degrees from Brigham Young University.
He has worked as a professional artist for 26 years, and is an adjunct professor of art at Snow College. Richmond competed as one of 12 finalists in the Grand Central Atelier Still Life Painting Competition in June, 2017. He was born in Denver, Colorado and currently lives in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
“Visual magic without a larger purpose leads nowhere but to empty excess,” said Geoff Wichert in the online magazine 15bytes. “Ron Richmond … found a way out of this dilemma—a way to make art that is at once visually magical and yet substantial in content and meaning.”