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Ron Orlando

A love of painting, nature, and wildlife has been the foundation of a long career in the arts for Maryland/Florida wildlife artist Ron Orlando. Working in acrylics, Ron’s deep love of nature, wildlife, and painting has evolved into the detailed style of his present work. Extensive field work and research into the North American birds and mammals he paints translates into a level of realism appreciated by all who view his work. He has exhibited in shows throughout the country and his originals are on display in prominent wildlife galleries around the Northeast.
Recent awards include having paintings juried into the prestigious “Arts for the Parks” show in Jackson Hole Wyoming in ’96, ’99, ’04 and ’05. In 2004, Ron’s painting “Olympic Twins” was chosen as the grand prize winner, over 2500 entries from all 50 states and 5 foreign countries. His painting “Olympic Twins” an acrylic, was the result of a trip to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Ron has been juried into “Art of the Animal Kingdom”, Bennington, VT in ’99, ’00, ’01, ’10 and ’11. He was also chosen as the Minnesota Whitetail Deer Hunters Association artist of the year in 1999, after winning their national competition. His work has been juried into the “Masterworks in Miniature” 2002 through 2013 shows at Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, and he has received awards of merit at the ’02 and ’04 “Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit”, as well as best in show at the 2005 “Wildlife Art and Carving Show”, Basking Ridge, NJ. “Broken Silence”, an acrylic painting of a wolf drinking from a mountain stream in moonlight, was chosen as the regional winner for the 2005 Timber Wolf Alliance national poster competition. Most recently, Ron won the 2008 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit with his painting “Northwoods Travelers”.
Ron is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists and the Artists For Conservation.

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