Ron Fletcher was raised by a family of carpenters on the cold western slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, studying Art and English Literature. While at the university his paintings were seen by visiting artist/lecturers from New York, who then set him up with representation with the Sharpe Gallery, which led him to the East Village in the early 1980’s. He found several violins in a Massachusetts dump a couple of years later, which he enjoyed repairing. Starting around 1990, under the generous tutelage of Mr. Carlos Arcieri, he learned all aspects of restoration and making. He has had his own workshop in New York for around 18 years, originally located in Tribeca and now in Yonkers among the trees.