Born 1934 in Kingston-upon-Thames, England, Ron Druett resides in Wellington, New Zealand where he has been a Kiwi since 1962.
Mostly self taught, Ron has literally drawn and painted all his life, learning from books and by experimenting. While in school it was recommended he go to art school but his father preferred that his son learn a different trade which lead to a career in the electrical construction industry until the mid 1980’s when he retired and started painting full time.
Although he is known as a maritime artist and comes from a sea going family, his maritime experience is limited to lecturing on P&O cruise ships out of Australia and going one and a half times around the world by sea via the Cape of Good Hope and the Suez and Panama Canals as a passenger.
Ron completed a term as Artist in Residence at the William Steeple Davis Trust, Orient, New York, U.S.A. (1994 – 1996). His work has been exhibited at the Eisenhauer Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. U.S.A. since the year 2002. He has been an artist in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, U.S.A where he was one of four featured artists in an exhibition and has participated in 15 International exhibitions and 4 Modern Marine Masters shows.
His paintings and illustrations are held in collections in the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and have appeared in several publications and television programs.
Ron is an Artist Member of the American Society of Marine Artists for the duration of his residency in the United States.