Originally from CA, Ron Gerbrandt grew up in Colorado. With a strong desire to create, he began drawing as a boy and taught himself mural painting in his early teens. He received his degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985 and continued graduate film studies in California. He started businesses and had careers in graphic design, magazine and book publishing as well as clothing design. Shifting back to his first love, he taught himself oil painting and portraiture by the study of British contemporary figurative artists Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon. His large figurative paintings were featured in a couple of recent Art Of The State exhibits at the Arvada Center for the Arts in Arvada, CO and the Fresh Paint Biennial at the Manifest Research Gallery in Cincinnati, OH as well as published in the Manifest International Painting Annual. He has a number of solo and group exhibits throughout Colorado and the West, in addition to large-scale murals and monumental public artwork in Colorado.
Gerbrandt grew up in a Mennonite family with a strong faith heritage and deep agricultural roots. He recently shifted his painting to feature large-scale landscapes reflecting man tending nature – an exploration of place and the memory of working the land. He currently paints from his studio, a 2-room schoolhouse originally built in 1893, located in Brighton, CO in the heart of a small farming community on the Eastern plains.
You can contact Ron anytime for existing work or commissions