Ralph Fontenot Bio — Strecker-Nelson Gallery Ralph Fontenot The short of it is “I am an art teacher, and I like to paint pictures.” The long version may be boring... I am a traditional painter, and watercolorist by choice. I believe there is truth in a well-executed rendering ... I. .....I have found that there is also a need to “document” if you will, structures, and buildings that interest me.