With God-given talent and artistic appreciation, Ron studied art at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri, however he is primarily self-taught.
He credits the wonderful art museums for they became his class room of knowledge for the style he pursues. Inspired by the great European Old masters, his greatest influence has been from the Hudson School River painters, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church and Thomas Moran to name a few and also the Russian Masters, Aivazovsky and Eugene Garin, who have all served as mentors.
Nicolaides, with years of study and experience has become a powerful accomplished artist. He has captured majestic landscapes and has mastered the mesmerizing translucent waves in his depiction of the sea without freezing its energetic rhythms.
His strength is his capacity to push the limits of oils and multiply glazes to create the masterful works that bring the viewer right into the scene.