Ron Wybranowski ~ fine photography
As a photographer, Ron wants to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. And, it is all around us, not just in the iconic scenes of the national parks, seashores and mountains. It is in the forests, streams and wetlands in our neighborhoods and parks; there for the seeing! We just have to slow down, look around us and let the beauty envelope us. A goal of his photography is to help others do that.
About the Artist:
Ron grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, just two blocks away from the Grand River, and he spent many days fishing in the river or in the woods of northern Michigan. This formed the basis for his love of nature. He was accepted to Dartmouth College, and when he got off the train for the first time in Hanover, NH, in the fall of 1957, he knew that New England would forever be his home. He majored in physics as a Liberal Arts Major and took art courses to learn about the works of the masters.
He spent his working career in Information Technology and did not take up photography seriously until 1983. He learned the art of nature photography from the books of Freeman Patterson, the late Galen Rowell, William Neill, and Art Wolfe, but all those days in the outdoors in Michigan and those art courses in college had prepared him for this new avocation.
When Ron retired in 1999, he did what most people say they're going to do. He bought a high-top GMC van, some camping gear and proceeded to take many extended trips to the National Parks. He sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon to watch the sunrise and sunset. He and his wife traveled the perimeter of Florida twice, around Nova Scotia, and drove from San Diego to Seattle in multiple trips. All this was done with camera and tripod at hand. And during that time, his photography progressed from the literal capture of nature to an impressionistic view of what the heart and soul sees.
Ron is a member of the Rockport Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association, the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (CamNats), an informal organization founded in 1959, dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the natural environment. He was juried into the Copley Society of Art in 2016 and the New Hampshire Art Association in 2013.
· Lahey Health, Burlington, MA - Aug. 2018 - Present
Nancy M. Cammarata Center for General Internal Medicine
Permanent exhibit of forty-two large canvases and framed prints and
eight 4ft X 8ft wayfinding panels
· Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Regional Juried Show - May 3 - June 1, 2019
Winter Juried Show, Part Two - Feb. 8 - Mar. 2, 2019
· Rockport Art Association and Museum, Rockport, MA
Winter Photo Show - Nov. 30 - Dec. 31, 2018
Fall Photo Show - Oct. 27 - Nov. 25, 2018
First, Second, Third and Fourth Summer Shows - 2018
· Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Copley Artists' "Stirred and Shaken Show" - Feb. 9 - Apr 6, 2017
Copley Artists' "New Member Show" - Jan. 12 - Feb. 9, 2017
Copley Artists' Small Works - "Beyond the Shore" Sept. & Oct., 2016
Copley Artists' Holiday Small Works - Nov. & Dec., 2016
Pompanoosuc Mills - Boylston Street, Boston, MA - Oct. 15, 2016 - Present
Twenty-five+ Various Canvases and Prints offered for sale.
· Charles Fine Art - Gloucester, MA
"Inspired Traditions" Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 14, 2017
· The Cultural Center of Cape Cod - Yarmouth, MA
"Sea to Shore - Copley on the Cape" Sept. 27 - Oct. 17, 2016
· Massachusetts General Hospital - "Illuminations Program" June, 2016 - October, 2017
Yawkey Cancer Center, Boston, Concord, and Danvers, MA
· Essex Art Center - Jan. 8 - Mar.8, 2016
Three-person exhibit "Where the Water Meet the Land and Sky"
· Plymouth Center for the Arts
"The Fine Art of Photography" March 2017/15/14/13
· Andover Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
"The Beauty of Trees" May, 2015
· New England Camera Club Council (NECCC)
Annual Conference and Photo Competition, 2002, 2012, 2015 & 2016
Best in Show - B&W Prints; Best in Show - Nature
· New Hampshire Art Association
Prescott Arts Festival - Summer, 2013, & Omer T. Lassonde Exhibit, 2013
· Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH
"America the Beautiful" Nov. - Dec., 2017
"Photographs of our National Parks" June, 2014
"Impressionism in Photography" Jan., 2013
"Flowers, Pretty Flowers" Sept., 2011
Images on this website are for sale and can be printed in any size to meet unique display needs.