Ronald Story, Artist

Powerful colors define inner strength

Ronald Story was raised in Amsterdam, surrounded by some of the world’s most prestigious museums and cultural art movements which made an indelible impression on his innate creative talent. He sold his first painting at the young age of thirteen and later pursued his interest in art at the Academy for Visual Arts in The Netherlands.

His keen awareness of aesthetic principals continued to play a dominant role as his career evolved which included being the co-owner of a popular fine art gallery in Atlanta, GA and as the proprietor of fine dining restaurants which showcased high quality original fine art. He was also a corporate executive and owned an advertising company with major clients in northern Europe for graphic artwork. Since he has become a full-time artist his highly-acclaimed paintings have found their way into many private collections in Europe, the U.S. and Panama, Central America.

Story’s aim is to take viewers on imaginary journeys as they traverse and unravel the many robust visual layers of his paintings. He explains, “Hopefully my paintings invite viewers to explore and make new visual discoveries.”

Renée Phillips, director of Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY commented, “Ronald Story’s unique creative process imbues his art with a spontaneous profusion of color and depth. The artist’s use of vibrant hues, bold compositions and animated brushwork reflect his joie de vivre. His dynamic contemporary landscape and abstract paintings celebrate the positive abundance that exists in the idealized natural world. He transforms his subjects to transcend their representational characteristics in favor of igniting the viewer’s emotional response to them.”

Ronald Story is a member of:
Americans for the Arts – AFTA, New York, NY
Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA
Arts Network, Atlanta, GA

Story’s work is featured at:, New York, NY, Jupiter, FL, Tacoma, WA, San Francisco, CA




Dear Ronald,


Congratulations! Your work was selected during my open call under “Paintings” “Abstract” & “Landscape” categories for Corporate and Public art. I recall seeing your name in the gallery world and had no idea you were an artist too!

I will be actively showing the high quality selected artists for new presentations coming up and have created a database where I will have your work housed for my client reviews.

In addition, I am currently working on a large curated exhibition in 2018 in Philadelphia and you will be invited to be a part of this exhibition.

Thank you for your excellent and professionally presented images, statement and resume and I look forward to future endeavors.

All the best,

Bridgette Mayer, Founder & Owner

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors

Philadelphia, PA & Los Angeles, CA

Dear Ronald,

Art Exhibition 2017 “Seasons”

Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 377 entries which were submitted from around the world. At every chance you should try to promote your exhibition success.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the theme “Seasons” by submitting their best representational or abstract art which depicting the theme “Seasons”.

The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in May 2017 and concluded on June 26, 2017. The gallery received 377 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from 29 different states.

John R. Math, Founder & Director

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – FL

Dear Ronald,

Art Exhibition 2017 “Landscapes”

Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 658 entries which were submitted from around the world for our successful 7th Annual Landscapes Art Exhibition 2017.

The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in March 2017 and concluded on April 26, 2017. The gallery received 658 entries from 19 different countries from around the world, including Armenia, Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from 32 different states.

John R. Math, Founder & Director

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – FL

Hi Ronald,

You’ll be the Featured Artist of The Week on Manhattan Arts International in the week of May 15, 2017. Your art will be featured in the home page slider and promoted as Featured Artist on social media and email news.

Renée Phillips, Founder & Director

Manhattan Arts – New York, NY

Dear Ronald,

Your artwork has been on our radar and we wanted to get in touch with you.

Kristen Gersonde

RMG – Redwood Media Group – OH

Dear Ronald,

Congratulations on being selected to exhibit at
We are excited to work with you!

Alex Farkas, Gallery Director – CA, NY

Art often contains an intriguing mystery, whether you own or create it.

Ronald Story


Linda & Trevor Antolik, GA, USA

My husband and I are privileged to own artwork by the artist, Ronald Story. We are drawn to his work because we see the blend of passion and color in each stroke on the canvas. His artistic eye captures nature and soul at the same time. Each viewing of his paintings suggests another aspect and meaning to what he has captured on canvas.

Linda & Trevor Antolik, GA, USA

Candace Story, GA, USA

The paintings of Ronald Story are bold, vibrant and expressive of a deep internal source. Experiences from a life filled with the rarest adventure stories informing his work. Each brush stroke and layer of color reflect the facets and more layers of these experiences. I have watched Ron filled with passion creating his paintings. He has often said that to embrace something fully is to become it. I believe he becomes his paintings.

Candace Story, GA, USA

Dr. Michael Norwood

Ronald’s art makes you feel like you are swinging from a vine through a mystical world of brilliant colors and the ecstatic blossoming of nature.

Dr. Michael Norwood, AZ, USA

Manuela de Groot, Provence, France

Serenity and color of Ronald’s work are outstanding in its own unique way. I live partly in Provence, France where I enjoy its magnificent scenery and unusual light. For centuries painters were enchanted by the many features of that area which include unusual light and incredible beauty.

All are dominant in their work and loved. I can say Ronald has achieved the same level as masters of the past.

Manuela de Groot, Provence, France

Dr. Howard J. Peters, London, UK

Once Ronald introduces color to any form of media it will tell a Story! He is capable of causing one’s mind to travel to places in this world not yet discovered. I am very impressed at the subdued subtlety hidden beneath the surface of his efforts. People will treasure a small piece of his Story.

Dr. Howard J. Peters, London, UK

Dr. Kelley Rogers, San Diego CA

Ronald is so talented. His artwork is innovative and unexpected. Love having a painting that is meaningful to me and one of a kind.

Dr. Kelley Rogers, San Diego CA

Phillippa Kingsley
The intensity and depth of color are channeled through Ronald Story from the higher realms of Being. Each painting tells a different Story. The mood and momentum in a cascade of color across each canvas jumps out and resonates at a soul level. It’s as if the Universe wants to say “Look, wake up and see all the elements of the earth and life that surround you.”

Philippa Kingsley,

Atlanta, GA USA & London, UK

Sussana Holt

Ronald Story’s world is a compliment of color and light, contrast, and subtlety. He takes nature and injects the magic of his personal perception. As viewers, we see the drama played out with paint on canvas in a way that takes us on an emotional journey. We feel the landscape and breathe the visual energy of the colors. There are pleasure and wonder in the presence of his paintings.

Suzanne Starjash
Cloverdale, California

Sussana Holt

The depth of pure color is lovely. The evocative use of color captures landscapes through a fresh lens. Rather than a copy of nature, Ron’s images are an enhancement of its beauty which takes the essence of the scene and makes it come alive.

Susanna Holt, ARBS
AZ, USA & London, UK
Honorary member of The Royal Society of British Sculptors

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”

W. Francis Bacon