CAPTAIN RON KOWALYK
Born in Cleveland Ohio. Education: Attended Cleveland Institute of Art, then attended University of Texas at Austin. Received a B.F.A. from Cleveland State University and his M.F.A. from Ohio University.
TAUGHT ART AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL
Taught art at the University of Texas, Cooper School of Art, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University, Ohio University, and Edison Community College. Conducted numerous workshops in ceramics and painting for: California Designers and Craftsman, Ohio Designers and Craftsman. Received Ohio Art Council Grant. Receives numerous best of show and honorable mention awards in professional art competitions including the well-known “May Show” of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio Designers and Craftsman, Texas Designers and Craftsman, California Designers and Craftsman, etc..
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Conducted sculpture and ceramic studio work in Los Gatos California, exhibited widely in San Francisco, California area and at the E. B. Crocker Gallery, Sacramento California. He served as the Creative Director of Watershed Potteries, Dashi Pottery and his own private studios over many years. Presently painting and making ceramics from his home studio in Fort Myers, Florida.
Currently working on sportfishing oriented wildlife paintings and waterscapes, as well as ceramic mural projects.
Fishing Painting Gallery