Artwork by Ronald William Bolt,  High on the Rock #4

Ron Bolt
High on the Rock #4

oil on canvas
signed and dated 2007 lower right; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
48 x 37 ins ( 121.9 x 94 cms )

Sold for $6,325.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

Born in Toronto in 1938, Ron Bolt carries on the tradition of Canadian landscape painting through a more contemporary vision. The artist focuses more specifically on capturing the sublime coastlines and flowing rivers of the vast nation. His early work embodied a reductive, minimalist approach that was largely influenced by abstract painting; soon it evolved into detailed and dramatic compositions in a vivid colour palette. Residencies in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, the Mohave Desert, as well as a fourteen day expedition down the Snake River in the Yukon, all played a role in this new preoccupation with showcasing the Canadian wilderness. Bolt’s portrayal of crashing waves hitting the coast in “High on the Rock #4” exemplifies this more recent shift in painterly approach. The large canvas painted from the perspective of standing on a cliff peering down at the ocean creates a powerful and dramatic effect.


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Ronald William Bolt
(1938) PRCA