​Ron Adair

​Ron Adair

Ron Adair was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grew up in Odessa, Texas, and received formal training at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been mostly freelancing since 1972 and currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Beth. Having grown up in west Texas and having lived in Dallas for over twenty years, he loves Texas history, especially the story of its quest for independence. Mr. Adair has greatly enjoyed teaching drawing to several of his many grandchildren (he and his wife homeschooled their five children, and they currently have 19 grandchildren). He has been blessed to teach middle school, high school and adults online. Occasionally, he has conducted workshops for adults who want to improve their drawing skills and, sometimes, private lessons for high school/adult students. Mr. Adair's credits include five U.S. Postage Stamps, portraits of presidents Reagan and Bush for the Republican National Committee, the official oil portrait of Jack Nicklaus for the United States Golf Association, book jacket illustrations for the autobiographies of Roger Staubach and Brooks Robinson, as well as the Hall of Fame poster for Mr. Robinson, artwork of John Wayne which Colt Industries used to gold etch into their SAA .45 commemorative for Wayne, 90 Bible illustrations for ACSI curriculum products, sports posters for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, historical paintings for the Baptist History Preservation Society, 100 illustrations for the philatelic history of America, the Oklahoma City bombing painting (commissioned by the Family Research Council) presented to Governor Keating, many sports portraits for Donruss, Upper Deck and Topps trading cards, and work completed for other major national clients. Mr. Adair enjoys camping, shooting sports/hunting, frisbee games, a little golf, and watching MLB and NFL games. He also plays the flute and has enjoyed playing for occasional weddings, funerals and other events. He and his wife are avid readers and especially enjoy learning U.S. history and church history. Lastly but certainly not least, he has taught historical theology to adults over the years.