As a landscape painter, Ron Williams brings emotion to the canvas. Collectors and critics alike compare his paintings to the luminance works of the Hudson River School. Raised in Tennessee, he was highly self-educated in the techniques as well as the histories of the major American and European Masters. His works vary from the intricately detailed to loosely rendered impressionist images. He had the uncanny ability to portray the atmosphere, which is responsible for the term smoky in the mountains. Many of his paintings are specific; some however, are re-arrangements of nature. It has been said that a painter must know his subject thoroughly. A brief observation reveals Williams intimate relationship with the southern mountains. a naturally introverted person, he shunned publicity and seldom made personal appearances, preferring the solace of nature.