Peter Ring is a self-educated aviation artist best known for his 'photo realistic' paintings of commercial and military aircraft. Peter paints primarily in acrylic, though he occasionally does pencil drawings. Painting aviation art is his way of staying close to aviation, to convey its thrill, and to showing what airplanes look like up close and at their best angles. Peter's exhibitions include Cincinnati Milacron, Worcester, Ma (1976), the New England Airliner Exposition, Boston, Ma (1992), the Gorman Gallery at the EAA Air Adventure Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin (1993-1994), Horizons of Flight Exhibition & Competition, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (1994), the Bradley Air Museum, Windsor Locks, Ct (1995), The American Airline C.R. Smith Museum at Fort Worth, Texas (2000), The Worcester Artist Group, Worcester, Ma (2003), The Harbor View Cafe in The Eaton Vance building Boston, Ma (2003), and Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH (2004). Most recently, (2010) Peter was invited to display his painting titled 'When I Grow Up' on the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum in NY, NY. The show was titled Portraits in Flight celebrating 100 years of American Naval Aviation,1911- 2011.
Peter is a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), the Los Angles Society of Illustrators, and the prestigious Air Force Art Program. Art pieces that Peter has donated to The Air Force Art Program include Night Moves, Spirits Up Lifted, When Stars Gather, F-35 Thunderbirds, Westover Salute, XB-70, and Going Home. Peter has also been the artist for Westover Air Base in Chicopee Ma since 1998, creating posters, and brochure covers for their bi-annual air show. In a special edition of Private Pilot magazine entitled 'Aviation Art Gallery,' (1998) Peter was listed in the Who's Who in aviation art. He has also been featured in various publications such as Code One magazine The Patriot and many local newspapers.
During the summer of 2004 Peter's work was published in a book called Jet Planes of the Third Reich, The Secret Projects Vol 2. The picture is Peter's impression of a Messerschmitt ME P 1108/11 long range bomber from 1945. Peter has donated paintings to many charities, the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), (2003), which provides mercy flights on corporate aircraft for cancer patients, and more recently to Project New Hope (2012) who bring a comprehensive range of professional services to combat veterans and their families and survivors.
In 1996 Peter donated to Westover Air Base 'Touch Down,' a painting that depicts a C-5 Galaxy Landing in a thunderstorm. If you would like to see more of his artwork, please visit www.peterringstudios.com
Peter Ring Sr joined Fine Art America on October 16th, 2006.