Ronald Houck was born in Salem, Oregon, but grew up in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Ronald received a BA in Studio Art from California State University San Francisco in 2010.
During his high school years he developed a love for both art and misic. After high school he continued to develop as an artist, while also becoming a professional musician, singer and songwriter. He then formed a vocal trio with his wife and brother and preformed throughout Northern California and Nevada for more than eight years.
He is best known for his expressive and figurative oil paintings that capture the mood, emotion, and spirit of people in a variety of environments. Blending traditional and contemporary painting techniques, the artist compels viewers to uncover the mysteries and narratives within his work.
Ronald has been privileged to work with several nationally and internationally renown artists throughout his education, such as Craig Nelson, Warren Chang, Tae Park, Dean Larson, Zackary Zdrale and Baoping Chen.
Ronald has done commissioned portraits for prominent patrons in Central California and is beginning to achieve national recognition as an artist through his award winning work displayed at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA in 2010 and through gallery exposure. Ronald is a member of Oil Painters of America and is currently teaching life drawing, foundational drawing, and color theory at The Art Institute of California-Sacramento and The Art Institute of California-Sunnyvale. After raising three sons, he currently reside in Lodi, CA with his loving wife Suzanne.