Minnesota artist, Ron Van Gilder, is a disciplined and prolific painter who has spent his entire life studying and learning in the field and at the easel. His vast knowledge of the outdoors, together with well-honed artistic skills have produced wildlife art widely recognized for its creativity, realism and natural beauty. Van Gilder's talent and dedication to the natural world have received critical acclaim and public praise. As a dedicated sportsman, Ron Van Gilder is actively involved in efforts around the country to assist in the preservation and reclamation of natural habitats. This devotion to the land and its creatures is reflected in each of his artworks.