Artist Spotlight: Ronalee Crocker
It’s winter—the season of harvest dinner parties, cozy nights at home, and an investment artwork refresh.
We’re currently coveting: the richly hued and elegant oil still life works of art by Massachusetts-based fine artist Ronalee Crocker.
Crocker’s works, Onions and Five Lemons, were purchased for display in a private home and were featured in an image from our February Style Guide.
Crocker, born in Hingham, MA has won numerous awards and honors for her work in her signature style of using luminous colors against rich dark backgrounds to showcase her subjects without added distractions. She has won The Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor at the American Artists Professional League in New York, where she is a Fellow, Maxima Cum Laude and is a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston with the distinction of Copley Artist.
“With oil paint, I render what nature dictates; soft or sharp transitions or edges, bright or subdued colors. My realism is not photographic but painterly and soft focused. In composing the setup, I look for the focal point or ‘Pavarotti’ of the piece. Everything else should take a step back in importance with some edges just disappearing. This lends a bit of mystery to the piece.”
Below, some of our favorite works by Crocker that we are dreaming of decorating our homes in.