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: 
Toward the Unknown Regions by Ron Bolt
Toward the Unknown Regions
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Full Moon Surfer by Ron Bolt
Full Moon Surfer
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Descending Night, Salt Spring Island by Ron Bolt
Descending Night, Salt Spring Island
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Castaways, Long Beach Vancouver Island by Ron Bolt
Castaways, Long Beach Vancouver Island
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Night Hit, Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia by Ron Bolt
Night Hit, Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia
Oil on Board, 30 x 60
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Cauldron's Edge, Atlantic #2 by Ron Bolt
Cauldron's Edge, Atlantic #2
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Memories of August Ice on the Beaufort by Ron Bolt
Memories of August Ice on the Beaufort
Oil on Board, 42 x 42
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Cauldron's Edge Atlantic by Ron Bolt
Cauldron's Edge Atlantic
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Night Surf by Ron Bolt
Night Surf
Oil on Board, 12 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Salt Lace by Ron Bolt
Salt Lace
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Grayday Yukon by Ron Bolt
Grayday Yukon
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 40
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Below the Brine by Ron Bolt
Below the Brine
Oil on Canvas, 46 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Ron Bolt
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary
Born: 
1938

 

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