Ralph Ohm, November Artist of the Month
Ralph has kept an interest in art ever since his mother gave him a set of oil paints when he was about ten years old. However, the school art classes he attended while growing up were not very motivating for him so math and science pushed him toward the engineering sciences.
As a Professional Engineer, Ralph was involved in the design and construction of municipal water treatment plants, pipelines, dams and tunnels.
But with all that, he has always had his paints and easel close by so he could capture in paint his experiences in the mountains, canyons, wildlife, farms and ranches of the West. Now that he is retired, he paints nearly every day. He paints both in his studio and outdoors using oils and acrylics.
Ralph has attended many art classes and workshops including the Jackson Hole Art Academy in Wyoming and the International Society of Artists in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been an active member of several art guilds and is currently a member of the Keizer Art Association in Keizer, Oregon where he now lives.