Artist's Biography - Ramon Parmenter
Ramon Parmenter was born September 14, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon. He received his formal training at both Walla Walla College, and the Southern Oregon College of Art.
From a very young age Ramon showed an avid interest in drawing and demonstrated an uncanny ability to represent the living form in great creative detail. An art critic once stated, "Ramon Parmenter shows a classic genius for drawing and sculpting the living form. Two works possessing the muscular sensuousness of a Michelangelo combined with the elegant flowing forms of Cellini and touched by the classic grace of Canova, this young artist has added his own fearless obsession for risk-taking by showing his figures, not standing on terra firma, but caught in the act of movement, suspended in dramatic special conflict."
Ramon believes that God has entrusted him with a talent that he must exercise in order to fulfill his purpose in life... "From the time I was old enough to put pencil to paper, the beauty of the living form, which God has made, has fascinated me. How familiar it is, how common; yet in the interplay of muscle, limbs, and torso I find endless drama. The essence of my role as an artist is to capture that drama at its most poignant moment."
Ramon is accomplished in many avenues of artistic expression: music, dance, drama, athletics, painting, sculpting, writing, and poetry. His ability to interlace and harmonize a mastery of many art disciplines enables him to create themes of beauty which bridge the gap of international culture and touch the hearts and minds of everyone.
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