ABOUT THE ARTIST
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Copyright 2003-2016

Actor Gerald McRaney 
Actor Chuck Norris

LIKE MOST ARTISTS, RON PETITT HAS ALWAYS HAD THE STRONG DESIRE TO CREATE.  HIS LOVE OF ART BEGAN AT A VERY EARLY AGE.  HIS INTEREST IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE WERE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY ARTISTS NORMAN ROCKWELL AND FREDERIC REMINGTON.

IN HIS FORMATIVE YEARS,  RON TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ART CLASSES AND CORRESPONDENCE COURSES TO BROADEN HIS ARTISTIC SKILLS.  AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE SERVED THREE YEARS WITH THE U.S ARMY,
INCLUDING A TOUR OF DUTY IN VIETNAM.

UPON COMPLETION OF HIS MILITARY SERVICE, RON RETURNED TO HIS HOMETOWN, WHERE HE PURSUED A FORMAL EDUCATION IN GRAPHIC DESIGN.

AS A FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR, RON DESIGNED COMPANY LOGOS,  ALBUM COVERS AND MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATIONS.  IN 1980 HE BEGAN CREATING A SERIES OF COLLECTIBLE SCULPTURE.

THROUGH DEALERS AND GALLERIES, HIS WORK HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY COLLECTORS  AROUND THE WORLD.

SINCE 1990, RON HAS LIVED IN LOVELAND COLORADO, AT THE ENTRANCE TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.

IN 2001, RON WAS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE A WWII AIRBORNE SCULPTURE FOR PRESENTATION TO ACTOR TOM HANKS AND DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG FOR THEIR WORK ON 'SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" AND HBO'S "BAND OF BROTHERS" .  

SINCE THEN, RON HAS BEEN OFFERED COMMISSIONS TO CREATE MONUMENTS AND OTHER LIFE-SIZE SCULPTURE.   HIS ABILITY TO CREATE  HIGHLY DETAILED LIFE-LIKE FIGURES HAS BROUGHT HIM RECOGNITION AS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S TRULY INNOVATIVE SCULPTOR'S.  

RON'S SCULPTURE ARE OWNED BY SUCH NOTABLES AS:

Actor Tom Hanks
Director Steven Spielberg
Actor/Technical advisor Dale Dye
Actor Chuck Norris
Actor Gerald McRaney
Don Levine, Creator of G.I. Joe
Dick Rossi, WW II Flying Tiger's Squadron Leader
Dr. Joel Meyers 
The War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Rosa NM
The Beaumont Texas Police Department's Fallen
Officer Memorial
The Family of 9-11 AA Pilot Charles Burlingame
The Beaumont Texas' Martin Luther King 
Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans of America Southeast Texas Chapter #292
The State of Texas Firefighter's  Memorial
Committee
The County Sheriff's of Colorado
Ft. Collins Colorado SWAT
The Pleasanton California Veterans Memorial

RON PETITT IS ACCEPTING COMMISSIONS.   




Artist Ron Petitt