Ron painting Dr. Ruth

The first time I walked into the bulletin studio of Claude Neon (currently OUTFRONT Media) in 1978 I was in awe. I didn’t realize that some of the billboards I saw on the street were actually hand painted. While my initial intentions were to apply my schooling and seek work as a graphic artist, my drafting table was soon tossed to the side when I realized that I would have the opportunity to be part of a giant studio of highly skilled and talented artists.

Hand painting large-format outdoor ads fostered an environment to help me develop precise colour-mixing and drawing skills, as well as promote an exceptional eye for detail. I value my years spent painting outdoor ads and appreciate having the chance to depict such a wide variety of subject matter. I have included a few examples of my work below.

Ron Greig discussing colours with Christopher Pratt