Ron Fortier
Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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.
Discover Original Art by Ron Fortier | FHV #5 – 2017 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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FHV #5 – 2017
40" x 30" , acrylic painting
$2,000

Discover Original Art by Ron Fortier | FHV #10 - 2017 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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FHV #10 - 2017
40" x 30" , acrylic painting
$2,000

Discover Original Art by Ron Fortier | FHV #3 - 2017 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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FHV #3 - 2017
36" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700


Discover Original Art by Ron Fortier | FHV #2 - 2017  acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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FHV #2 - 2017
36" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Discover Original Art by Ron Fortier | FHV #1 – 2017 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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FHV #1 – 2017
36" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700


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Ron Fortier 10/31/2017 | 2:41 PM

Here are a couple of excerpts from my Artist Journal: Number 92 (www.ronfortier.net) ...For quite some time I’ve had the notion, the impression or a feeling that I had to either penetrate or interpret the white noise that I felt was outside of me. The emotional implosion that occurred today during my daily walk-and-think, revealed that, at that moment, I had layers and layers of “muck” washed away from my soul; and my inner-vision. I was thinking of Forrest Gump. It is still is my favorite movie. I don’t know why some people just don’t get it. It’s total Zen wrapped in what appears to be a pretty simple story about a pretty simple man. The funny part is that it’s exactly that: a pretty simple story about a pretty simple man... ...As a painter, I’ve been trained to see patterns and relationships. I see, think and paint in symbols. The horizontal elements, I now understand are more than just compositional elements. They define past, present and future. The calligraphy is stream of consciousness and free association but, the content is purposely not made apparent – just scribbles to most. The Xs are striking out, blocking out and banishing thoughts, events and, yes (now I understand) emotions. Even the colors (which I also denied) are symbolic of my surfacing consciousness... And, so it goes!