Ron Hawkins

Orlando, FL

Twenty-two years ago Ron’s employer at the time asked if he wanted to be their sponsored artist in a sidewalk chalk event in Orlando. Hawkins’s had never drawn largescale before and considered it a challenge. Through all the rain, pain and mental strain, he is still producing sidewalk art. He considers this a form of Zen art, because one starts with a blank sidewalk, creates artwork and let nature (sometimes the festival) take it back to its previous state. Every festival gives Hawkins’ new techniques that are learned from the best artists in the world. He loves Monet’s artwork and as such create my artwork with an impressionistic feel. Photos of my artwork and chalk boxes have appeared in newspapers and magazines. The chalk boxes are a photographer’s dream, organized colors of fantasies that will be created. Some of my creations have an underlining meaning for the interpretation of the viewer; animals and landscapes are the focus. In the chalk world, Marietta’s Chalktoberfest is one of the great festivals, with a focus on the artists and the quality of the artwork produced. No festival is better prepared for the unpredictable weather than the volunteers of Chalktoberfest.