Lines and Colors art blog

Ron Monsma, pastel and oil, figures and still life
Though he works in oil as well, Ron Monsma creates his figures and still life primarily in pastel.

He has a refined approach, with subtle attention to edges and values and a Baroque sensibility for composition and light. I particularly enjoy those pieces in which he appears to revel in the textural characteristics of his subjects.

Monsma ia an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University South Bend, and is represented by Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, OH.


One response to “Ron Monsma”

  1. I enjoyed this one. The brick, concrete blocks, metal and rock are particularly impressive and really work within the whole composition.
    Many thanks.