Through his photography, Ron Wybranowski seeks to emphasize the importance of taking time to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of one’s surroundings. ON EXHIBIT: Oct 9-Nov 3, 2019; ARTIST’S RECEPTION: Sunday, October 20th, 2:00-4:00 PM.
Ron grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, just two blocks away from the Grand River, and he spent many days fishing in the river or in the woods of northern Michigan. This formed the basis for his love of nature. He was accepted to Dartmouth College, and when he got off the train for the first time in Hanover, NH, in the fall of 1957, he knew that New England would forever be his home. He majored in physics as a Liberal Arts Major and took art courses to learn about the works of the masters.
He spent his working career in Information Technology, and did not take up photography seriously until 1983. He learned the art of nature photography from the books of Freeman Patterson, the late Galen Rowell, William Neill, and Art Wolfe, but all those days in the outdoors in Michigan and those art courses in college had prepared him for this new avocation.
When Ron retired in 1999, he did what most people say they’re going to do. He bought a high-top GMC van, some camping gear and proceeded to take many extended trips to the National Parks. During this time he sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon to watch the sunrise and sunset. His photography progressed from the literal capture of nature to an impressionistic view of what the heart and soul see.
Ron is a member of the Rockport Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association, the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (CamNats), an informal organization founded in 1959, dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the natural environment. He was juried into the Copley Society of Art in 2016 and the New Hampshire Art Association in 2013.
Artist Statement: “As a photographer, I want to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.
It is all around us, not just in the iconic scenes of the national parks, seashores, and mountains. You can see it in the forests, streams, and wetlands, in our neighborhoods and parks; all there for the seeing!
We just have to slow down, look around us and let the beauty envelop us. A goal of my photography is to help others do that.” (Ron Wybranowski)