Ron Lemen has had an eclectic artistic past. Ron first went in to the Action Sports Industry working as a layout artist, logo designer, and board graphic illustrator. Moving in to more involved illustrations and conceptual design, he went back to school and is a graduate of the Atelier System, classically trained, and a former pupil of Sebastian Capella, Spanish portrait virtuoso. He has been a concept designer and art director in the video game industry for 10 years with dozens of clients including Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing fulltime, his clients include Upper Deck, Dragon lance, White Wolf, Time Warner, Wizard?s of the Coast, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Ride Snowboards, Disney, and more. In addition to illustrating and Portrait Painting, Ron has been an art instructor for the last 16 years. Together with his wife Vanessa, the two have recently opened a school in Encinitas Ca., Studio 2nd Street.com, where they instruct classical foundation, fine art painting, illustration and conceptual design.