Ron Ukrainetz is a native
Montanan. From a very young age, his interest in art was obvious. With encouragement from his family, he became an art major
in college. That was temporarily put on hold while he served 19 years in the Air Force and the Montana Air National Guard.
Since becoming a professional artist over 27 years ago, he has been fortunate enough to have won awards across the country
for his wildlife renderings. Ron's works have been featured in such magazines as Western Art Collector, The Artist's Magazine, U.S. Art, Wildlife Art News, and InformArt
to mention a few. His list of awards includes many Best of Show ribbons from such shows as The Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show,
Western Heritage Art Show, and the NatureWorks Show.
2006 and 2007, - one of 72 pieces for the
Best of America Show, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society;
2007 - selected for the Society of Master Impressionists National
2009 - two images Top 100 Paint the Parks;
2010- Paint the Parks Top MINI50;
2010 and 2011 Top 100 PaintAmerica
2011, Ron was awarded Signature Society Membership in PaintAmerica.
In 2012, Ron achieved Master Circle Membership in PaintAmerica
2013 Master Status with the International Society of Scratchboard Artists
interest in history has led him to become renowned as an historical artist, as well. He is an active participant and past
president of the Lewis and Clark Honor Guard, the nation's most accurate living history group. His historical works grace
not only notable homes, but the Lewis and Clark Interpretive center in Great Falls, too. Ron's knowledge of the expedition
also allowed him the honor of illustrating the National Lewis and Clark Re-enactor's Manual, two years work and 150+ images.
Ron is a founding member of
the Montana Painter's Alliance, a Master with the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, Master Circle Society
member of PaintAmerica Association, a member of Oil Painter's of America, the Society of Master Impressionists, and the
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. He is the past president of the MPA and a founding member of the Western Masters
Art Show and Sale, and the Young Masters Art Program.
"Art is a career of constant learning. Each piece celebrates that day's lesson."