was born in Middlesex, England, into
a musical and artistic family. Before beginning his musical career he
received formal art training at Ealing College of Art in London. As his
musical career with the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces and the Rolling Stones
progressed, Ronnie continued his painting and drawing, his subjects ranging
from musicians he admired, knew and sometimes played with, to family and
close friends, and, of course, the self-portrait.
the years the artist and the musician have been inseparable. As his musical
career progressed, Ronnie continued his passion for painting and drawing,
his subjects ranging from band members and musicians he admired, knew
and sometimes played with, to
family and close friends and, of course, the self-portrait. It is on natural
to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries
and finding inspiration from his musical influences.
In America in the
early 1980’s Ronnie produced his first prints – three woodcuts
and a series of monotypes. At that time he was not yet an experienced
printmaker so it was with great enthusiasm that he seized upon it. The
1987 to send several months working in a professional printmaking studio in England. Since then he has devoted to a considerable amount
of time to printmaking and has produced a number of images using various
techniques –etching, drypoint, screenprint and digital.
the years his work has been widely exhibited. In 1996 he had a retrospective
exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has had
numerous one man exhibitions in North an south America, in the far East
and throughout Europe.