Ron Borresen is an artist and illustrator living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the sunny American state where he was born and grew up. His career began when he won the Most Artistic award in Mrs McCalister’s third grade class and now, many years later, he creates expressive, character-based artwork for a range of media brands.
Being from Florida, Ron trained at one of the state’s finest creative institutions, the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota – a place where art, culture and beautiful weather merge into one.
For Ron the process is simple – he draws it then he paints it digitally using his computer and graphics tablet. Some of the action, athleticism and pageantry you’ll detect in his work is inspired by professional wrestling, which is one of Ron’s passions.
Ron’s drawing style is simply based on how he sees people. He likes to bring out larger than life expression and humour in the characters when he draws them, while his painting helps them jump to life.
New York Times Media
The McClatchy Company
Harcourt Brace Publishers
Creative Loafing / Weekly Planet magazine
Tampa Tribune / Media General
New Times Magazine