Primarily a landscape artist, Ron Bridge has been busy the last year painting a variety of subjects. What is the catalyst for inspiration?
Ron muses that it’s usually a feeling – something that compels one to paint: the play of light in a natural setting, the patina of age on an aging building, the character in a person’s face. “One of the delights of painting”, says Bridge, “is that it forces one to ‘see’, to look deeply and really appreciate the myriad colours, textures, and light.”
Once he’s absorbed the setting he returns to his Cloudburst Studio and, using his sketches and composites from multiple photos, he manipulates his artistic license by freely suggesting colours and working to create the mood he experienced.
Ron has an impressive exhibiting record; his work has been on display locally at the Originals Only show, Timms’s Fine Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery, the Wilsden Gallery and the Royal Bank Courtenay.
In Vancouver he has exhibited at the Vancouver Board of Trade and Molson Indy Charity. Currently his work is exhibited at Crown Isle and his own Cloudburst Studio on Forbidden Plateau Road.
This year’s exhibit, art enthusiasts will see an eclectic, yet powerful mix of local, Canadian, US landscapes and Asian/European subjects.
Ron Bridge’s solo show is at the Filberg Lodge in Comox on July 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry is free and everyone is welcome.