I'm a regional painter working mostly in and around Western Pennsylvania. My main focus is how the landscape feels at different times. This results in what subjects are selected and how they are painted. I do this on a daily basis. So you’ll see a lot of different subjects, but they are unified by a single theme, truthful observation.
My studio is open to visitors, but please call ahead for an appointment. I especially enjoy showing my most recent work. The studio address is 208 Main Street, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), PA 15201. I'm located on the 2nd floor of a large brick building directly across from the Citizen's Bank parking lot, just off Butler Street.
Here is my cell: 412.216.1914
A note about pricing and availability
Most paintings on this site are at my studio. However, some may be hanging in juried exhibitions, in various galleries or museum shows, and some may be sold. I chose to include some images that are currently unavailable to show my most recent and representative work. Contact me and I can tell you more about availability and options.
What is Plein Air painting?
Simply stated it is painting directly from life. It comes from the French phrase, "en plein aire" meaning in the open air. Something happens when an artist is confronted directly with the subject. It probably has something to do with the spirit of a place. I believe that spirit can makes its way into the artist and the work.
Ron Donoughe Facebook page
I'll be posting new work on my Facebook page, so if you are a facebook user, check it out. Like the page so that you can get the updates on your Facebook page.
Ron Donoughe Wikipedia page
My wikipedia page is now up, I am proud to be part of the world's largest encyclopedia. Please visit the page at this url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Donoughe
Ron Donoughe Blog page
Sign Up to follow my new work on this site. I try to update it with a new painting every week if possible. There are also lots of archive posts of work completed with descriptions. Some of these paintings are for sale.
CALENDAR & NEWS
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May 17 - 19
Workshop, Touchstone Center for the Crafts
June 4 - July 26, 2013
A Landscape for All Seasons
Hoyt Center for the Arts
124 East Leasure Ave, New Castle, PA
June 21 - 23
Juror, Easels in Frederick
July 15 - 21
Plein Air - Easton
Ron, along with 57 other artists from around the world was selected to participate in the 9th Annual Plein Air–Easton! competition to be held July 15-21, 2013 in Easton, Maryland.
Visit festival website
August 9 - 11
Workshop, Red Barn Arts
My new hardback book, Paintings of Indiana County, Pennsylvania by Ron Donoughe is now available. t is offered by the University Museum
View 27 of the 80 paintings on this page of the site (in Flash presentation) along with text from the exhibition catalog.