Artist Statement

The coastal range is very complex and doesn’t lend itself well to a minimalist eye. I had to re-evaluate what I was seeing and to look deep into the interplay of moss, trees, light, and form. I found a serene beauty that is unique to the area. I love the beauty of the landscape and the juxtaposition of the subject. I have found inspiration in others, including Dorothea Lange and Ed Weston, but the true beauty of photography is the quest for the ultimate image, and once you find it you are off for the next one. “It is the Journey” that is the spiritual path and my quest is very often my meditation.

— Ron Shufflebarger

Eugene Dentist, Don Dexter Gallery, Ron Shufflebarger

Displayed at Don Dexter Gallery

Color—More or Less, January 12-April 2 2019 (Q1)
July-October 2015 (Q3)

Where do you find your inspiration?

The great satisfaction that I receive when others find pleasure in the images I convey. When I discover Mother Nature painting with the boldest of brushes, abstracts that are rich and complex, and I’m able to capture that. When I find remnants of human’s passing that are stately and loving. Mainly though, I find inspiration in about all that is placed before me.

Favorite thing to do in or around Eugene…

Driving out into the countryside, mountains, or to the oceansides.

Quote that inspires your creativity…

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

— Baha’u’llah


Ron Shufflebarger: Color—More or Less
January 12-April 2 2019 (Q1)
Finding images in the Coastal’s forests is problematic at best, with its chaotic and exotic shapes and colors. Ron started working with more and less of individual colors to define what he was seeing.

July-October 2015 (Q3)


Ron Shufflebarger was a furniture designer and builder, working out of his own shop, and after a pro photographer friend reintroduced him to digital photography he was hooked, he found it a perfect excuse to take a break from the tedious operations of woodworking, by using photography to share his vision. When Ron and his wife retired, they moved to Eugene, it was then that a whole new genre of photography confronted him.