We had the good fortune of connecting with Ron Zito and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ron, how does your business help the community?
I don’t know if my business, which is creating art, helps the community or the world. If they provide joy to individual collectors then they may help the community or the world.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It’s very difficult to set yourself apart from all the good artists out there, but everyone has their own subject matter and style that makes them different. I’m always excited to create something that I think is good enough to be shown to others. It’s very hard to be a professional artist, especially since so much of the marketing has now fallen on our shoulders. Not only do we have to create the art, but we, more and more, have to market ourselves. The best way to overcome the difficulty is to do the best work we possibly can and try to get it in front of people. I just want the world to know that I tried my best to create something beautiful. I know that my art is hanging on many walls and people look at them everyday, and that is good enough for me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Right now, during the Christmas season, I would definitely take them downtown to see the Christmas Tree that changes colors. In my opinion, it’s the best civic art Denver has ever displayed. I would also take them to Nocturne, the jazz club that features great musicians and also has delicious food. We also have beautiful parks like Cheesman Park that are wonderful for walking and talking. There are also many hiking trails close to the city. Within a half-hour you can be walking out in nature in the foothills. One of my favorite restaurants is Potager, here in Capitol Hill. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I had a very good high school art teacher who nudged me in the right direction. I also had an aunt and uncle who were both professional artists. When I was little, they were very encouraging and even bought me art supplies. My ex-wife was also very supportive of my decision to dedicate myself to fine art. My many collectors, as well as family and friends, like my work enough to want to purchase it.
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