Artwork by Ronald William Bolt,  Place of the Ancients

Ron Bolt
Place of the Ancients

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1995 upper right; signed, titled, dated 1995 and inscribed “Mountain River Series #4” on the reverse
56.5 x 67.75 ins ( 143.5 x 172.1 cms )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00

Price Realized $5,900.00
Sale date: March 20th 2019

Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario
Adopting contemporary painting practices, Bolt continues the tradition of Canadian landscape painting. 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. Focusing his practice on coastlines and rivers, the artist creates dramatic perspective in the vantage points he chooses. Whether viewed high above, or looking up at cliff sides from below, Bolt imbues the viewer with the sense of the sublime, in awe of the natural landscape. Utilizing a dark and dramatic colour palette, “The Ancients” exemplifies the artist's devotion to creating powerful landscapes as the water sparkles with movement from white highlights on the tips and ripples of the waters waves, contrasting with the deep blues, greens and inky blacks of the rock forms.

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Ronald William Bolt
(1938) PRCA