about Ron Bridge

 

Artist Statement


“One of the delights of art is that it forces one to look deeply – to really look – and appreciate the myriad colours, the layered textures, and the play of light of our natural world. And frequently, the commonplace takes on special meaning – the water bucket, the woodpile, the dahlias, the sky.” “I’ve always been drawn to those things with the patina of age – the weathered barn, the abandoned house which once was vibrant with life. And these subjects are “grist for my artistic mill”. And like a bird watcher, I’m a landscape artist ever alert to the world around me, fascinated by Nature.”

Ron Bridge 2011

biography


Self-taught, Ron has been painting in oils for over 45 years. Born in Vancouver, BC, he attended the University of British Columbia there and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree. In 1975, Ron moved with his wife and his three young children to the Comox Valley where he has enjoyed the natural beauty of the area as a source of inspiration.

Lately, he has also been inspired to paint scenes from his travels abroad. His work has been exhibited at the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Molson Indy Charity, Crown Isle, the Royal Bank (Courtenay), Wilsden Gallery, Timms Gallery, Originals Only art shows and can currently be seen in venues around Courtenay, Campbell River and his Cloudburst Studio. His paintings are held in private collections and various businesses around the world.

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