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CONTINENTAL WHO'S WHO: Ronald Fleming is recognized by Continental Who's Who (03/16/2018)

Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Ronald Fleming is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional Member in the field of Art in recognition of his role as Artist and Owner of Hearthstone Studios.            

Amassing over sixty years of experience in the field of Art, Fleming is an illustrious expert within his field. In his current capacity, Fleming is both Artist and Owner at Hearthstone Studios. Throughout his career, Fleming attained experience within the areas of illustrations, mixed media, public art, painting, crafting, art direction, art history, exhibit design, fine art photography, abstraction, pottery, logo design, graphics, curating, murals and art administration. Specialized in artistry, sculpting and wood turning, Fleming has also attained experience as an airbrush artist for the past thirty nine years.

As part of his body of work, Fleming began his career working as a Draftsman for the State Bridge Department in 1959. He has also worked on jobs for Douglas Aircraft, and worked on a famous project titled Dragon Dance, a turned and carved vessel. With the capabilities of manipulating, "wood so as to emulate images," Fleming states that "It is never my intention to copy nature exactly, but to give my interpretation of what I see." Furthermore, Fleming has produced a great deal of advertising material for nonprofit organizations from 1961 – 1996 through the Graphic Association, Inc.

Throughout the course of his education and training, Fleming attended Putnam High School and Oklahoma City University, where he studied Civil and Mechanical Engineering. After attending the university for one semester, Fleming decided that his passion lied within the areas of art. He participated in art-related activities and the Annual Report Group as a student.

To further his professional development, Fleming is an affiliate of several organizations including the American Association of Woodturners, the Graphic Association, Inc., the Center for Art in Wood, AAW and NEOWA.  In addition, Fleming has been featured in numerous art-related publications for his outstanding work to the field.

In recognition of his professional accolades, Fleming was awarded the 1991 American Crafts Award, and has been honored by the White House Collection of American Crafts as well as the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In looking to the future, Fleming hopes to continue his wood carving business as well as his airbrush illustrations.

When not working, Fleming enjoys spending time in nature.

Fleming dedicates this recognition in the loving memory of his wife, Patti.

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