Ron is a native of Oklahoma. He was a professional illustrator and has turned his full attention to his work in wood. He is represented in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Santa Fe.

Ron Fleming has received many awards for his work, including a 1989 purchase award from the Vision Makers Show which was sponsored by the States Arts Council of Oklahoma, a purchase award from the 1992 Regional Craft Biennial, sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, and the Grand Prize Award in the 1991 American Craft Awards, sponsored by Kraus Sikes, Inc, and recently a cash award from the Vision Makers show sponsered by the State Arts council of Oklahoma.

In 1993 Michael Monroe, the curator of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, asked Ron to donate a piece to the White House permanent craft collection as part of it's observance of the Year of the American Craft.