Art by Ronald Ragland
The rural North Carolina farm and hunting scenes brought to life in Raleigh artist Ronald Ragland’s paintings have long been featured in the pages of Carolina Country magazine. Many of his paintings draw on personal history, such as this depiction of Ronald’s granddaddy at work on his Oxford farm, with the house he built in the background. His prints have been purchased by the likes of Scotty Moore, who played guitar with Elvis, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
A commercial artist for 40 years, Ronald won local and national awards for his advertising art over the course of his career. He now enjoys what he calls the best award of all: Betty, his wife of 62 years, two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren.
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