A somewhat expressive piece with calligraphic elements, sgraffito and executed in warm tones with cool dark notes. The edges are a neutral gray.

- Ron Fortier

FHV #1 – 2017

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

36" h x 24" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 8 oz.



Ron Fortier
Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Getting to Know Ron

Ron refuses to submit to the cliche romanticism imposed upon art and artists. “I paint sang-froid (‘cold blooded’) without any happy, sad, or mad emotions driving me or the imagery,” says Ron. “I believe what I do is actually primal. In prehistoric times, painters were the shamans and high priests; in touch with the unseen.” Ron approaches each painting as a task in which he will create a composition of interest that comes to him naturally. He argues that it is not an emotional experience, but that he is channeling what already exists somewhere in the spiritual universe. Ron takes a very Zen approach to his art, viewing his paintbrush as a vessel rather than a great creator.