Ramon Parmenter was born September 14, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon. He received his formal training at both Walla Walla College, and the Southern Oregon College of Art. From a very young age Ramon showed an avid interest in drawing and demonstrated an uncanny ability to represent the living form in great creative detail. An art critic once stated, "Ramon Parmenter shows a classic genius for drawing and sculpting the living form. Two works possessing the muscular sensuousness of a Michelangelo combined with the elegant flowing forms of Cellini and touched by the classic grace of Canova, this young artist has added his own fearless obsession for risk-taking by showing his figures, not standing on terra firma, but caught in the act of movement, suspended in dramatic special conflict." His favorite subject matters are olympic athletes, female and male nudes and ballet. In 1984, Parmenter was commissioned as the official sculptor for the Olympic Scientific Congress held in conjunction with the Los Angeles Olympic Games. Parmenter's sculptures have also created an impressive list of enthusiastic collectors including body builder and magazine mogul, Joe Weider, Howard Cosell, Wayne Newton, Bart Conners, Alberto Salazar, Bo Jackson, Greg Louganis, Nancy Lopez and Tracy Caulkins. Parmenter is included in various museums and international corporate collections as well. Private and Corporate commissions available.