Ralph Caldwell

Ralph Caldwell

(530) 832-0215

ralphdonnac@att.net

Ralph is retired, a resident of Portola for three decades. He was mostly an electrical engineer when working, with art a sometimes hobby. Art training includes a number of classes under Harvey Rubin in Burbank, workshops with Robert Gray and Marilyn Simmondale, and Ralph’s own experiments with various media and subject matter.

While pen and ink drawings were preferred for a while, color keeps creeping back into what Ralph does. His preferred medium has been acrylic, with watercolor not far behind. Sometimes it’s both, on watercolor paper. His work reflects a fixation on water: streams and rivers mostly. Some are derived from photos taken in Plumas County, some from somewhere in the mind. Probably his.