Ron Bolt

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. Commissions include two Government murals, three books and numerous corporate and private installations. His paintings, prints and limited edition books are in the collections of museums, public galleries and major libraries in Canada and abroad. 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. In 2003, a Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society sponsored an expedition down the Snake River in the Yukon. For fourteen days, this arduous and dangerous voyage challenged the artist physically, emotionally and intellectually. The ultimate effect of this experience on his painting has been to reinforce Bolt as a “northerner” and a “romantic” following but reinventing a Canadian tradition.

Available artwork: 
Granite Sea Pacific by Ron Bolt
Granite Sea Pacific
Oil on Board, 42 x 42
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Spring Snow by Ron Bolt
Spring Snow
Oil on Canvas, 42 x 46
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Last Light by Ron Bolt
Last Light
Oil on Canvas, 37 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
After the Storm, Snake River Yukon by Ron Bolt
After the Storm, Snake River Yukon
Oil on Board, 36 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Solar Edge by Ron Bolt
Solar Edge
Oil on Board, 24 x 34.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Nameless Hours #9, The Yukon Series by Ron Bolt
Nameless Hours #9, The Yukon Series
Oil on Canvas, 35.5 x 40
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Storm Memory by Ron Bolt
Storm Memory
Oil on Canvas, 33 x 38
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Timelines Georgian Bay by Ron Bolt
Timelines Georgian Bay
Oil on Board, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Skylight by Ron Bolt
Skylight
Oil on Board, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
October Gold by Ron Bolt
October Gold
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Northumberland County by Ron Bolt
Northumberland County
Oil on Board, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Night Surf by Ron Bolt
Night Surf
Oil on Board, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Time Warped by Ron Bolt
Time Warped
Oil on Board, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Waterworn by Ron Bolt
Waterworn
Oil on Board, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Painted Rocks by Ron Bolt
Painted Rocks
Oil on Board, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
A Precambrian Silence by Ron Bolt
A Precambrian Silence
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Rhythms of the Bay by Ron Bolt
Rhythms of the Bay
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 54
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Transcendent Night North by Ron Bolt
Transcendent Night North
Oil on Canvas, 45.5 x 59.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Winterlake #2 by Ron Bolt
Winterlake #2
Oil on Panel, 36 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Salt Lace by Ron Bolt
Salt Lace
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Summer Evening by Ron Bolt
Summer Evening
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Quiet Surf by Ron Bolt
Quiet Surf
Oil on Board, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Nameless Hours, The Gulf Islands by Ron Bolt
Nameless Hours, The Gulf Islands
Oil on Canvas, 38 x 39.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Evening Surf,  Trout River by Ron Bolt
Evening Surf, Trout River
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 46
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Grayday Yukon by Ron Bolt
Grayday Yukon
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 40
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Cauldron by Ron Bolt
Cauldron
Oil on Canvas, 56 x 46
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
First Light Pacific by Ron Bolt
First Light Pacific
Oil on Canvas, 26 x 32
Loch Gallery, Calgary
High on the Rock #6 by Ron Bolt
High on the Rock #6
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
River Dazzle by Ron Bolt
River Dazzle
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 46
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Pacific Rush by Ron Bolt
Pacific Rush
Location: Off-Site
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 51
Offsite
Transfigured Light by Ron Bolt
Transfigured Light
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 32
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Ron Bolt
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary
Born: 
1938

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