Ron Lawson is regarded as one of Scotland’s most original and distinctive contemporary landscape painters. His unique and instantly recognisable style has met with an extraordinary response throughout the UK and abroad, where his works of the Scottish Islands and Highlands are enthusiastically collected.
Born in 1960, Ron spent his early years on a farm in Mid-Lothian, S...cotland where his love for drawing led him to a career in the art studio of publishers DC Thomson in Dundee where he worked for 34 years.
"My love of drawing began at a young age. From 10 years old I would doodle on any piece of paper I could find. In my early teenage years I began to combine my enjoyment of both films and art by painting my own versions of cinema posters. From these I created a large portfolio which earned me a job at 16 years old in the art studio where I worked happily for the next 34 years."
It was here that he progressively developed the dynamic and highly individual palette and technique that is central to his work today. With a passion for dramatic and sparsely populated locations, Ron has spent many years exploring and capturing the wild remoteness and majesty of the Outer Hebrides and Scottish Highlands. His pictures depict various sceneries including Skye, cottages, blackhouses, puffins, sheeps, farm buildings, Eilean Donan, North and South Uist, Barra, Mull, Tiree, Ulva, etc.
"I thoroughly enjoy travelling all over the Highlands and Islands to capture the amazing landscapes that inspire my work. There is so much to see it is impossible to capture everything in one visit, so I enjoy returning regularly. I believe that in order to paint the subject I need to see and experience the places myself, and there are countless places I have yet to discover. I may even take my bicycle."
As of 2010 Ron has been working full time as an artist, concentrating full time on his painting. His contemporary Scottish landscapes immediately appealed to a local and in turn international audience, and he is now collected worldwide and has undertaken collaborations with the likes of John Lewis. Ron exhibits regularly in Scotland, London and New York.
Given Ron's immense popularity his originals sell out quickly. If you are interest in Ron Lawson original watercolour and gouache paintings or special limited edition signed prints with original sketches make sure to get in contact.