Ron Sebring was born in Roswell, New
Mexico, 1947. Raised and educated in
Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas,
his early art training began at the New Mexico
Junior College and continued to Texas Tech
University. It was at Texas Tech that
Ron switched from art to architecture, where
in 1976 he completed the degree program for
Bachelor of Architecture, Design option.
Even though a licensed architect, Ron
Sebring’s first love was art. It was this love for
art and the creative process that lead Ron into
the field of architecture. Since his early
years as an architect, Ron has continued to
supplement his architectural practice with
his art. In addition to his fine art paintings, prints, and sculpture, Ron has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, courtroom sketch artist, and has produced storyboards and set design for commercial television. Additionally, Ron taught at the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University and has taught classes at Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida. Today, Ron still maintains an architectural practice from his Bonita Springs, Florida studio. Ron’s work spans the spectrum of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, and clearly shows a talent for working with a variety of media and subject matter.
In 1988 Ron moved his family to Florida, where he has established his studio and architectural practice. In 1989 Ron was commissioned by NCNB Bank (now Bank of America) to do four (4) large oil paintings and thirteen (13) large watercolors. It was while completing this commission; Ron fell in love with the flora and fauna of Southwest Florida, which play a very important role in Ron’s art today.
Ron’s work is included in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Some of the corporate collections include: Bank of America, Lee Memorial Health Systems, and the Heart Group Medical Offices in Fort Myers.
A few of the many awards and honors Ron has received are: the New Mexico Junior College Who’s Who in Art; Best Graphic in Show (a woodcut print) at the Llano Estacado Art Association member show, Hobbs, New Mexico; one man show at the YWCA, Lubbock, Texas; and Group Art Show, University Club, Fort Myers, Florida. In 1994 Ron was selected as Poster Artist for the Island Reporter Newspaper, Sanibel Island, Florida. Ron’s painting “Dream Caster” was selected for the show’s Painting Award at the Naples Art Association Art Expo 99. The latest award was 2nd place for "Sanibel's Light" in the BIG ARTS, "In-the-Night" show on Sanibel Island.