I first met Ron Hoover in September 1995 through Sally Sprout Gallery. Ron took time to show me numerous paintings, drawings, and oil pastels on my first visit. Ron had recently started making very dark works and he said it was a reflection of the times we were living in.
Not a great reproduction, but this was the first of many oil pastels by Ron that I added to my collection.
Mr. Concealed Handgun, 1996, oil pastel