From the time I was very young, I knew I wanted to be an artist.
I was born in Fort Worth, Texas, one hot August day, moved to the Chicago suburbs when I was nine, only to return to Fort Worth after graduating from high school. I attended TCU as a Nordan Fine Arts scholar, earned a BFA in drawing and painting, then spent several years working as an art director and graphic designer, before entering graduate school at the University of North Texas, where I earned an MFA in Painting.
I taught, painted, and exhibited in the North Texas area, and worked as a freelance graphic designer for about 15 years, until I joined the corporate world as an IT worker (self-taught) to better support my growing family. Though I have not always had the time to exhibit, I have continued to make art.
Now that my children are grown and no longer dependent upon me (ha!), I have been able to focus once again on my career as an artist. Thank you to all my friends whose unflagging support and encouragement have kept my eyes focused on the arts.
For more information, including lots of tedious reminiscences, visit my other site, the Ralph Art Website Project (www.ralphart.com). More art, including constantly updated pages from my sketchbooks, and old design work.