Our next art show is April 6-30th featuring 7 Artists from The historic Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. Oil painting by internationally renowned artist Ron Bolt. Entitled “surflight Pacific” Oil painting ..............................................................#RonBolt#oilpainting#art#painting#gallery#artopening#arts &letterscluboftoronto @231_pine_street_design_house @heatherhaynesartist
Today’s Artist - Ron Bolt
Bolt has continued the powerful tradition of landscape painting in Canada although with a slight shift in focus. For Bolt, it is the coastal and river waterways that fascinate him – a wilderness that he describes as “sacred”. He sees the wild places as a living record, a perceptible memory of our cultural heritage and a defining characteristic of our nation. In the early years, the artist was profoundly influenced by abstraction and adopted a minimal approach to his subject matter. Gradually, with a return to oil, a subtle change occurred leading to very complex compositions, richer colour and expressive brush work. Two remote residencies in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and in the Mohave Desert helped to promote this change.
Bolt says, “My understanding of art and the reason I engage in that challenging activity known as "the creative process" is difficult to describe. But the legendary Canadian pianist Glen Gould said it perfectly for me. "Art is the lifelong construction of a state of wonder".” Ron Bolt (RCA) was born in Toronto in 1938. His career spans close to fifty years. As a painter, he has held over seventy one solo exhibitions in Public and Commercial galleries in Canada and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, England, Japan and China. His paintings, prints and limited edition books are in the collections of museums, public galleries and major libraries in Canada and abroad. Bolt was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1986 and served as its 27th President from 2000 to 2002. He was also awarded the Canada 125 Medal in 1992, the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002, and the RCA's Centennial Medallion in 2005.