Ramon Navarro was born in Port of Spain Trinidad, in 1945, one of five children, to a Trinidadian father and a Venezuelan mother.
From as early an age as fourteen, he began selling drawings and paintings, his primary subjects being figurative, folk and landscape which have remained so to this day. His artistic ability soon led to the more lucrative work of advertising which Ramon explored over the next twenty years developing other art related interests along the way.
Ramon began painting seriously in oils on canvas. He joined the Trinidad Art Society and submitted a painting titled “Boys Pitching Marbles” to the Independence exhibition. It was accepted by the critical panel of M.P. Alladin, Sybil Atteck and Carlisle Chang, and was displayed with such artists work as Alfred Cadallo, Dermott Louison and Willie Chen. His horizons were broadened when he journeyed to Paris, his dream Mecca of Art. He spent day after day at the Louvre studying the great masters whose work continue to inspire him.
Ramon further traveled to New York for a six-month period, studying the works of the great American artists and sharing in discussions with many young painters. Although he examined abstraction and other approaches he could not relate and remained true to his original expression.
Though Ramon Navarro has had a career in art, spanning some four decades, he has rarely exhibited his paintings.