Ron King currently resides in Skagit County, Washington State, midway between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Surrounding towns in this beautiful area include Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood and Anacortes. The surrounding beauty also includes the San Juan Islands, Camano Island, and Whidby Island.

A Brief Biography for Ron King

In business since 1973, Ron King is widely recognized as a superb professional photographer and has won numerous awards over the years. His work has appeared in People magazine, among other national and regional publications, and can be found on the Internet and in galleries. Born in the small town of Manson on Lake Chelan in Eastern Washington, Ron is a graduate of Washington State University where he studied anthropology. He began his photographic career in Wenatchee in 1973 and, in 1981, moved to the Mount Vernon, Washington area, where he then owned and operated a photography studio for many years.

7686pDuring this period, he also began the serious study of jazz piano, something he had been interested in since his days at college.

Ron served many years on the state Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of Washington and has been honored as a Life Member. He is a member of numerous local organizations involved with business and the arts, as well as a founding member of the Wednesday Group, a philanthropic organization and sort of local “think tank.”

In 1995, Ron developed an interest in adapting his computer for use in photography, first restoring old photos, retouching and enhancing images, and experimenting with creating art from his photographs. Over the years, it gradually became a favorite tool in his business, adding to his artistic and business endeavors, Web design became an integral part of his business.

Finding a way to integrate his photography skills, artistic abilities, and his love for music, in early 2000 Ron co-founded a web business called worldjazzscene.com, which is an online gift shop selling jazz recordings and educational materials.

In 2014 Ron narrowed his focus and is now putting the most emphasis on web design using WordPress, and in creating art. You can see some of his very unique art at www.virtualvisionsart.com.