Ronnie Russell was born in Aberdeen, but has lived for most of his life in Troon. After spending about twenty four years in textile design, Ronnie became a full time artist and cartoonist, specialising in personalised birthday, anniversary and special event cards. He also paints colourful Scottish landscapes, working both in acrylic and watercolour mediums.
He exhibits his work in a number of galleries throughout Scotland, such as the Riverside Gallery in Inverness, Heinzel Gallery in Aberdeen, as well as the Framework Gallery in his home town of Troon. Ronnie is also a regular exhibitor in the 'Save The Children' exhibition at the Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr and also in Pitlochry Theatre Art Gallery.
His work may be found in many private collections throughout the world, including a painting in the private collection at The House Of Lords in London. He is also known locally as a comic raconteur, performing his comedic cartoon talks in various venues.