Piece description from the artist
Mixed media drawing on a Birch Panel with oil paint used to complete the idea. The tide pools are the pockets of colored marks that make a pathway to the horizon, the quiet. The rocks are the anchored warm painted brush marks with the cool movement of water painted over forming pools around the rocks. The painted marks sparkle as you look closely at the surface.
Born and raised in Southern California, Ron Libbrecht began studying oil painting at the age of twelve and continued through post-secondary school, attending CSULB for both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in drawing and painting. Ron currently teaches at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and works at Automatic Printing, where he now has opened the APC Fine Arts Gallery. There one can see a variety of artwork—particularly his most recent work and that of artists with related ideas.
Ron’s work hangs in several Marriott locations, including the Torrance & Long Beach Courtyards, La Jolla Residence Inn, and Fullerton Marriott. Using regional imagery, it establishes a sense of place within the hotels.
Ron is now taking viewers through Europe via plein air painting. Destinations include Florence, Sorrento, Rome, Venice, Lake Como, and Lake Maggorie in Italy; as well as Paris in France. While visiting these locations, he produced several paintings and drawings to serve as a catalyst for further exploration at his home studio.