Long Neck artist Ronald Lightcap shows at The Upper Crust

Meet the Artist reception May 23
"Marblehead Yacht Club, Mass." by Ron Lightcap
May 21, 2013

The Upper Crust at 7 East Market St. in Georgetown is now exhibiting works by award-winning artist Ronald Lightcap.

There will be a Meet the Artist reception from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 23. Light refreshments will be served.

Lightcap was born and raised in Delaware, attending Wilmington public schools. At an early age he developed an interest in art. After completing his formal education, he graduated from the Famous Artists School for commercial art and illustration in Westport, Conn., in 1960. However, he put down the brush soon after and pursued a career in banking.

Lightcap had a career in the banking industry spanning 37 years; he took early retirement and relocated to Sussex County in November 2000.  The Lightcaps now live in Long Neck.

Soon after moving, he picked up the brush once again, returning to his childhood love for art. After receiving a positive critique of some of his early work from an area artist and with encouragement from wife Ruthann, he began to resurrect this abandoned hobby. Presently, much of Lightcap’s work on canvas is from life’s early memories and local areas of interest in Sussex County.

Most recently, Lightcap won second-place honors in a juried exhibit of historic Delaware, along with a first-place People’s Choice award for his acrylic of the Rockford Tower in Wilmington.

Lighcap is a member of the Millsboro Art League, Milton Arts Guild and Rehoboth Art League.  View his work by visiting

The Upper Crust serves made-from-scratch baked goods, fair trade organic coffee, breakfast and lunch in a casual setting.

Artists can contact Bruce at or 302-856-2300 to schedule a time to stop in with images of work for approval and to possibly schedule an exhibit date.

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