Description American Airlines MD80 inflight, this painting depicts a flight departing Dallas Fort Worth Airport westbound. Not long after takeoff still during climb it is customary for Air Traffic Control to say, American Airlines you are cleared direct to Tucumcari (New Mexico).
Ronald Hart, Eureka, Montana Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement Ron Hart has maintained a lifetime fascination of works by N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. He studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, specializing in Illustration and Design. Later, his education continued in a mentoring program with William A. Herring of El Paso, Texas. Herring's instruction focused specifically in the area of structure in composition. Ron was an airline pilot for thirty-two years, retiring from American Airlines in December of 2000. During his travels Ron learned invaluable lessons from masterworks he studied in some of the world's finest art museums. After retiring from flying his painting began to focus on aviation art. Ron maintains affiliations with several national art organizations. As an artist member of the "American Society of Aviation Artists" and a signature member of the "Pastel Society of America", Ron's work has won numerous awards including: 2006 "Boeing Spirit of Flight Award", 2004 "Aviation Week and Space Technology" Commercial Aircraft Award, a Best of Show at the 2002 "Horizons of Flight" Aviation Art Exhibition & Competition, a "First Place" at Canada's 2001 Aviation Art Competition, "ArtFlight-Art en Vol". A "Par Excellence Award" in 2002 from the EAA AirVenture Museum, and the "Florence S. Prisant Award" from the Pastel Society of America, a "pastels only" show held annually at the National Arts Club in New York. Ron's works can be found in collections throughout the United States, Canada and Western Europe. Ron currently lives in Eureka, Montana.