Over 20 years ago Ron picked up a brush for the first time and started painting as a release from the corporate world where he was managing his LA based marketing and design firm. In his quest to find what truly inspired him he looked into the eyes of his newly rescued puppy, Rufus, and began on his path of painting bright, colorful, loving dogs. It wasn’t until he sold a few paintings of the family four-legged kids, that his wife, Buff, said she could no longer part with the paintings and so once more Ron found himself looking for inspiration. He found it next at a local shelter. After painting and selling several of the dog portraits, he donated a percentage back to the shelter, beginning what Ron calls Art is Going to the Dogs.