The Greater Carnation Festival Board is pleased to announce Ron Moore Jr as the keynote speakers for the 2021 Carnations Festival Community Breakfast.

Ron Moore Jr was born and raised right here in Alliance Ohio graduating from Alliance High School in 1986 Ron pursued his passions in the vocational Commercial Art program for two years. Following his Graduation Ron attended the Art Instruction School in Minneapolis, Minnesota for two years. Succeeding his time in Collage Ron proceeded in his art career, before coming to a halt at the age of 34 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2004.

 Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movements, often including tremors. Proceeding his diagnosis, the following years were dedicated to Ron’s health in 2010-2012 Ron had to endure two deep brain simulation (DBS) surgeries to implant neuro-stimulators deep into his brain to help manage the progression of symptoms.

Ron was determined to follow his passion after his DBS surgeries Ron had to change his technique to continue creating art. Despite his diagnosis Ron continued to thrive, He has had the honor of creating pieces for Congressman Lewis, President Donald Trump, as well as several members of his family, Charlies Daniels, Crystal Gayle, JJ Cafaro, and President Joe Biden.

Ron was commissioned by Pop-Music legend Frankie Valens to Create two paintings for the cover of his new novel, and most recently by Late Night Talk Show Host Jay Leno to create a special portrait.

Ron has had his work displayed in galleries all around the world, as well as private collections through out the US and 12 foreign countries. Ron now resides in Austintown, Ohio with his wife Lisa together they have six adult children and thirteen grandchildren.