Our featured artist today is Ronald George Straight! Ronald’s dramatic, polished paintings take nature and exaggerate it just enough to make it look like the cover of an epic comic book. I particularly enjoy the use of Ronald’s colour in his skies – sunsets become fireballs of red and orange tones that blend together, while colder, snowy skylines become washes of cool blues and purples.
Many of Ronald’s paintings use an interesting technique of dividing the canvas using lines of colour that look as if the light in the image is reflecting against a prism of some sort. This technique is really effective in bringing that bit of surreal magic to Ronald’s works.
Born in Manitoba, Ronald has returned to his painting practice rather recently after a long break taking photographs and living life with his family. It’s nice to see such a talented artist pick up the brushes again! More of Ronald’s gorgeously coloured paintings are available for viewing and purchase on his art website.