The New Online Gallery

Click RON UNRUH ONLINE GALLERY to navigate to my new Gallery website.

I will welcome all interaction with you at Email: ronunruhgallery@gmail.com
You will view paintings, some of which are available and others which are in private collections already.

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©2006 Ron Unruh; Art Work images are copyright of the artist

Gallery Visitors

'Jammin Cuban Style 16X20 in, oil on canvas, 2010 ©

I have just completed and framed a new painting. This was a commissioned piece.


The scene depicts a backyard band of Cubans playing a creolized fusion of Spanish and African music that is distinct to this Caribbean island. Two of them play guitars and one is providing a rythmic beat by hand-slapping his trousered legs, and the fourth standing man is playing an instrument unique to and common to the island. He uses the guiro, an instument crafted from a gourd, featuring properly spaced grooves for a percussive sound when rubbed by a stick.

The large yard invites neighbours in and out to enjoy the music. The setting is humble among abandoned buildings with fallen bricks and debris on the ground. American cars of the forties and fifties are everywhere in the cities and here one sits under a modest tin roof cover. The day is sunny, warm, slightly overcast so the shadows are subtle.

This is a holiday memory preserved as a commissioned request for Mark and Mary Ellen Kragh.

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