RON GORDON, 2005
Now a craftsman with 54 years experience and with a special interest in lettering and gilding, I am constantly amazed when visiting the Salon at the wide variety of techniques displayed by the members in all aspects of Decorative Painting. Although we are bombarded in this shrinking world with increasingly electronic, impersonal, and mass produced products, it is gratifying to find a renewed interest in the art of Decorative Painting and the Salon has played a large part in this revival.
Many of us have had the advantage over our predecessors in having access to books and visual records, enabling us to draw inspiration from widely divergent sources of art. The scope widens however as we continue to develop new media and materials and pass on our discoveries to others. The nature of Decorative Art - to evolve with the times - keeps it constantly changing and challenging and the Salon is meeting this challenge.
I am delighted to find that we have many young crafts people, both male and female, who are accepting this challenge. They are setting themselves goals for the future, looking to new horizons, and in doing so are making the future secure for the art of Decorative Painting.
With all this enthusiasm the Salon is assured of a long life or as our motto states: