Ronald J. Tinney was born in 1958 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He continued his education at Ohio Northern University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1983. Ron and his wife Sherry moved to Cape Cod in 1996, where he discovered the thriving art community of the Cape and Islands. He has studied extensively with noted marine artists such as Donald Demers, and Joseph McGurl. Ron paints exclusively in oils and focuses on coastal landscapes and marine scenes. Ron paints on location "en plein air" year round to continue to study nature and provide source material for his larger works. Ron is a past President of the Cape Cod Art Association.