Ric Gendron has been painting professionally for the last thirty years. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, as well as Eastern Washington University and Spokane Falls Community college. He creates expressionist, strikingly colorful images that chronicle his experience, memory, history, journeys and identity. He finds influence in Hollywood’s Western films, 1950s and ‘60s TV cartoons. He is deeply influenced by Beat poets like Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Hunter S. Thompson and other prominent West Coast writers of the 1960s and ‘70s. His work also encompasses the rhythms and strategies of traditional Native music and American traditional blues, country, folk, and rock and roll music. His work has been shown throughout the United States, including all the noteworthy Indian markets of Santa Fe and Phoenix. His work was featured at the Eitlejorg Museum in Indianapolis and the Institute of American Native Arts in Sante Fe. His work is featured prominently at the Ruby Hotel downtown Spokane.