Creative Sonoma

Ron Carter

Artisan: Ceramics, Jewelry; Functional Art: Furniture; Teacher/Instructor: Teaching Artist for Adults, Teaching Artist for Youth; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed, Other, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Ron Carter


My Path…
Divergent visions gave rise to my creative present. A present refreshed by art as life and livelihood.

Experiences like the ‘Tubbs Fire’ that hit Santa Rosa and burned down so much in so short a time, serve to strengthen the ‘artist within me’. It foements subjective creative moments that utilize my past, present – and my future as focal lenses.

Spontaneously, I chose SFAI over SAIC and RISD for my formal Art education. I received my BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Public Art. I’ve studied stone sculpture for 10 years with Master Sculpture-Ante’ Marinovic, one of Croatia’s premier stone sculpture and a national treasure.

I explore the collaboration between artist, media and tool in such a fashion as to give rise to multiple layers of compressed info within each piece, whether 2D or 3D.

For me, art screams out into all aspects of my life. As an artists in this western society, dogma and bravado go hand in hand with economic choice, tinged by an uncertain prologue to the past imperfect and future in perpetuity.

Art is my life. If it’s not nailed down, it’s in trouble of becoming art resource material… Well, even if it is nailed down, that still might happen anyways!


  • Peace - mixed media on canvas