Ron Beahn, Owner
Ron Beahn is an award winning watercolor painter who often focuses on the rural areas of southern Ohio for inspiration and the subject matter of his paintings. Ron, the former curator for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, started painting in 1980. He sketched while in the military and when he returned home his family encouraged him to begin painting. Ron started his quest to become a painter by studying with local Ohio artists through classes and workshops.
But it was the late Marc Moon that really turned Ron on to watercolor and under Marc’s tutelage guided Ron into the painter he is today. In addition, to expand his knowledge base Ron took workshops from nationally known artists Carlton Plummer, Don Andrews, Claude Croney, Franklin Jones, Edgar Whitney and Irving Shapiro.
During his time stationed in Maine for the military, Ron grew to appreciate the rugged landscape of the coastal towns and incorporates those images along with his native Ohio for the topics of many of his paintings. And on a very personal level he also enjoys painting portraits of his dogs. His watercolors set a specific mood and you can almost feel the wind and rain from a brewing storm, the chill from a dark dreary winter sky, or the warm sun engulfing a quiet peaceful beach scene.
In his newest role as art consultant for Akron Children’s Hospital, Ron has gained a new perspective on his work and life in general. In addition to his work with the hospital, Ron is the director of the nationally recognized Boston Mills Artfest. He also is the director of the Canton National Art Show held at the Canton Museum of Art. Ron also is a lifetime member of the Whiskey Painters of America and serves as Board Chair for the organization.
Although landscapes and seascapes have made up the bulk of his work, Ron is always pushing himself to improve and grow by expanding his work to include still lifes, figurative work, and his interest in automobiles.