After graduating from Glasgow School of Art (DA), Ron completed an additional year's course of study as a post-graduate student. On leaving GSA, he joined Scottish Television where he worked as a graphic designer later going on to become head of graphics. As an artist and book illustrator, Ron has undertaken numerous commissions for clients in this country and abroad.
He paints mainly in watercolour and gouache and his preferred subjects are urban landscapes with a strong architectural content. The inspiration gained from foreign travel is reflected in many of his paintings especially those of the streets and waterways of Venice, which he visits frequently.