Ron Guthrie, 1957 - 2017
Ron Guthrie, a talented Central Coast artist, passed away in December 2017. After graduating high school, he spent three years in the U.S. Army serving in Katterbach, Germany. Once home, he attended Pasadena City College, where he studied drawing, design and painting. In 2005, he moved to Solvang on California's central coast and became involved with the local artist guilds there. Soon after, he began winning awards for his paintings and drawings. His goal was to share what was seen every day and bring moments of light and time to those who saw his work. Mr. Guthrie was also a Coast Guard artist and was sent by the Coast Guard on an artist deployment aboard the Cutter Stratton in 2011. In his brief career with the Coast Guard, the artist contributed nine works. Ron was a proud member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, The Santa Ynez Valley Artist Guild, Morro Bay Artist Association, International Society of Marine Painters and the Coast Gurard Artist Program COGAP.
Ron, you are truly missed . . . yet your beautiful paintings and talented drawings live on for all to enjoy. Thank you for sharing this talent with all of us . . . . Linda
A quote from Ron
"My work is an ever evolving attempt to capture the beauty of the Central Coast in not only its majestic moments, but also in its quietest moments . . . the everyday drama that unfolds with hardly a notice.