Ron Nilson, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mi. Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement Originally from the east coast (New Jersey), I've lived in Michigan for the past 40 plus years. Most of my work experience involved graphic arts, as a designer, department manager, and marketing account representative (some retail thrown in too). I have a B.A. in art and psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and a Masters in theology from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
For me, three elements make art compelling: mystery, discovery, and surprise. Every piece is an adventure into the unknown, be it whimsical or of a more contemplative nature. I'll go with whatever comes up as long as it touches the emotional core.
While painting abstract subjects has been my main artistic interest, all recent work has been digital, with an emphasis on art as a tool for spiritual growth. This comes from a personal interest in spirituality, meditation and Reiki.
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