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"They were looking for an affordable place to live while they pursued their creative lifestyles.  When such a place surfaced in the small, sleepy, 1854 town of Mantorville, Minnesota, they bought it and settled in."  They were the movers of the town's re-birth, not by plan or design, but because they didn't know it couldn't be done." (re-printed from Welcome Back to Mantorville with the permission of the authors)

"Welcome back to Mantorville" is a wonderful collection of vignettes starring "the usual suspects" in small-town Minnesota.

You'll delight in meeting the characters, the "movers and shakers" and the rest of the populace as you explore a brief history of Mantorville's re-birth taking its rightful place as a Minnesota Tourist Destination.

Book by Ron Hunt and Suzy Hoven

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I was born in a boxcar north of Estherville, Iowa in 1934 and raised on a hardscrabble farm in Dodge County, Minnesota.  I am self-taught and have been practicing since 1959.  I work in oil, watercolor, pen and ink and pastel.  My subjects are primarily landscapes, buildings and boats.  My work has been published by the Minnesota State Historical Society, the Minnesota Bar Association, the Mayo Clinic Fellows Association, the Gift of Life Transplant House and the American Medical Women's Association among others.

Exhibition venues have ranged from a windswept clothesline on the remote island of Inishmore, Ireland to the Grand Central Art Gallery at the Biltmore Hotel in New York City.

Though I have been at it for over forty years and have an estimated 4000 art works behind me, there is still no greater thrill than sitting down in front of a blank canvas or watercolor block!

Pen-and-ink renderings and watercolor portraits of folks' houses are my specialty and I invite commission work along that line.  The finished painting is a 14" X 20" watercolor produced from your good color photograph on high quality Arches 140 lb paper. 

It's an easy transaction, simply send me the photo, I do the painting and send it back to you. 

This is a recently finished work, it depicts the Jensen family home in Albert Lea, Minnesota and is entitled "412 Bridge Avenue."

To inquire or purchase, contact Ron by clicking here.


(Framing not included)

I have loved Riverboats for years and have done numerous pen-and-ink renderings of some of the more famous Mississippi Boats including the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen as well as many local packets.

My Riverboat prints are available ready for framing by contacting me directly here.

The Delta Queen has been decommissioned by Congress but the print keeps this boat alive and is an excellent addition to any collection.


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