Artist of the Month is painter Ronnie Cheek

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Special to the Tribune

Ronnie Cheek of Lewisburg, current president of the Marshall County Art Guild, is Artist of the Month for October

Cheek grew up on his Father's farm in the Berlin community of Marshall County. Later in life he attended Harris School Of Art for four and a half years. He uses all types of art media: acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, and clay for sculpting, but his favorite is oil paint. After art school he started painting Civil War illustrations. Then he ventured into fantasy art and realized, after looking at his first three fantasy paintings, that they needed a story. Therefore, he wrote his first book, "Natured Wits: The Darkling And the Black Widow," along with 16 illustrations, which arrived in bookstores in October 2009. In November 2010 he brought out "Mystical Wits: Betrayal in the Colony." For more information about Ronnie's art, e-mail him at or call 359-5359.

The Marshall County Art Guild (MCAG) displays paintings from the Artist of the Month program at the Marshall County Memorial Library, 310 Old Farmington Road, Lewisburg. The library is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The art guild meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Check out MCAG at or on Facebook.

November's Artist of the Month will be Rose Skillern.