I'll be giving a free presentation at the Millvale Community Library this coming Sat. at 1 pm. That's May 19, 2018. I'll also be signing books. Please come by.
Ron Donoughe: Master of Local Landscape I'm delighted to be featured in The Strip Magazine. Donald Miller, the retired Pittsburgh Post-Gazette art critic, wrote it. “I guess I see myself as a throwback. After painting for 30 years, I’ve come to appreciate what my first painting instructor said: paint what you know. Lawrenceville is my neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh. I have no need to make paintings of the [...]
I am excited to share with you an article about my work recently published in Fine Art Connoisseur. "Projects like this should be pursued across the U.S. for all sorts of reasons, but especially because they compel us to see — really see — where we live, and thus who we are, how we resemble and differ from one another. Donoughe’s installations make permanent such self-recognition — a valuable contribution [...]
A limited number of copies of my book, Labor and Landscape, are now available. The book features paintings in the Labor and Landscape collection: 100 Paintings of the Allegheny Mountain Region. A small run – only 100 copies – were printed; and each buyer receives a personal inscription and drawing. Contact me directly to purchase.
Labor and Landscape, an exhibition featuring 100 paintings of Cambria and Blair Counties at The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto. The Exhibition ran from April 21-October 7, 2017. Here is a link to the curator's Labor and Landscape Introduction. “Indeed, there are few spots in Cambria County that Donoughe has left unconsidered. One of the most remarkable things about Labor and Landscape is the breadth of the artist’s [...]
The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia recently acquired “Essence of Pittsburgh” for its permanent art collection. The work is mostly from Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. If you visit the Convention Center, you’ll find it on the second-floor hallway at the top of the escalator.
It was indeed an honor to receive an IUP Distinguished Alumni Award in April 2017. At an Awards Gala, I was recognized along with fellow alumni: Colin Helms ’93; Alan Herman ’79, M’71; C.J. Jaynes ’79, M’82; Benjamin McAdoo ’00; Leslie Miller Purser ’80; and James Rose ’90. Here's the link to the entire article in the IUP Magazine.
Thanks to everyone, especially the Pittsburgh foundations, for making this project a reality – and a piece of Pittsburgh history. Inspired by a map, I painted the neighborhoods in alphabetical order and completed the project within a single year in order to capture the changing seasons. It can be seen on the 4th floor of the Senator John Heinz History Center. The History Center gift shop is also selling the 90 Neighborhoods book. [...]
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is using his office to promote Pittsburgh artists. I feel honored to have 5 paintings featured. This one, Winter Window Flag, hangs directly across from his desk. A quote of mine in an excerpt about showing art in the Mayor’s office was published in TribLive.com: “You're showing in an interesting space with other challenging artists, and the works are being seen by a select group of [...]