Watercolorist Ron Czerniec

Watercolor Artist Ron Czerniec

Watercolor Artist Ron Czerniec

While raising his family in Northern Virginia, Ron Czerniec pursued a successful career as a high-level financial officer with USA Today for 23 years. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, which necessitated his departure from the newspaper operation in 2008. Since that time, he has passionately pursued his creative outlet of watercolor painting, in which he had only dabbled in previous years.

He has become a prolific watercolorist, including many depictions of Florida scenes he has captured since moving to St. Petersburg.

Czerniec has also passionately pursued outreach, education and advocacy for Parkinson’s for the past several years. His forthcoming book, “A Life Interrupted – Invaluable Lessons Learned in my Dance with Parkinson’s,” details his own journey with Parkinson’s and offers help and hope for others living with the same or other chronic, “life-interrupting” conditions. Czerniec explains, “I call Parkinson’s ‘a perfect marriage; it never quits, is always there for you and increases its devotedness to you over time.’ Like a perfect marriage, there are good times, bad times, hope, sadness, happiness, emotional times and real learnings.”

Domain offers both original works and prints by Ron Czerniec. The artist donates 10% of all proceeds from his art work to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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