Ronald Wong biography
Ronald's name needs little introduction to the crew of air bases in Western Europe and the United States, for whom his precise and dramatic work has been a familiar presence and inspiration for many years. His original training in Britain was an Honours Degree in Biochemistry, and it was only after years of service in the British Health Service that he decided to embark on a career in painting, in particular his childhood love, aircraft. He developed his own unique style as a self-taught artist, combining expert technical accuracy with dynamic composition, colour and atmosphere to produce the kind of work so widely admired in the aviation art world. The rare diversity and breadth of subject matter he commands, both within and outside aviation art, is also a unique feature of his work.
He is a long-standing member of the Guild of Aviation Artists in the UK, where he has won numerous prizes over the years, as well as the American Society of Aviation Artists and the Canadian Association of Aviation Artists. He continues to be one of the few successful independent artists, unattached to any promotional galleries or commercial publishers, preferring instead to preserve his freedom to work from source i.e. directly with the aircrew who are the inspiration behind so many of his works. Aside from the great number of paintings he has achieved over the years which hang all over the world, some of which may be viewed on this website, he has to date published some 170 runs of lithographic prints, which must be something of a record for an individual artist. Apart from aviation, his artistic interests range widely from motoring and marine art to portraiture, animals and landscapes. He lives in the ancient city of St Albans in Hertfordshire with his family.