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
CALENDAR & NEWS
Check out my new Facebook page here.
New Project/ New Tumblr Blog
Please sign up to follow as I visit all 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods over the next year. I'm doing a painting from each one and giving a brief description. The project will result in an exhibition and possibly a new book.
Demonstation at the Rolling Rock Club
A fundraising event to benefit the Loyalhanna Watershed Association
Sept 29 - Oct 5, 2013
Plein Air Mt. Lebanon
Nov. 2, 2013, 10 am - 6 pm
Open Studio & The 9th Annual Lawrenceville Artists' Studio Tour
208 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Visit over 40 artists this year in the biggest event we have ever had. Maps available at local coffee shops