It’s Day 97! Nice and sunny today and also getting my house painted! Let the beautifying begin. I had a good and therapeutic time painting today. I also decided to paint on a wood panel today, which I love. I don’t know why I don’t always paint on wood. 🙂 Please join me celebrating Ronald J. Sloan today.
Outsider, Obsessive, visionary, self taught. All of these describe Ron Sloan’s Art Work. His work is part of numerous private collections and has been included in hundreds of group and solo exhibits around the country during his forty plus years of painting.
The imagery in his paintings carries elements of the mysterious, the morbid,
thenatural, and the magical. The vivid intensity of his color palette and the echoing, leaning sinewy figures consistently builds each piece into a Blakean Fearful A-symmetry.
Obsessive, indeed, as a visit to Ron Sloan‘s studio revealed at least four work-areas of on-going multiple painting projects, with dozens of vivid and completed works populating all available spaces and walls!
Sloan’s work is part of numerous private collections and has been included in hundreds of group and solo exhibits around the country during his forty plus years of painting.
Ron Sloan was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1932. The Fellowships he has been awarded
over the years—1984 and 1985, at the Provincetown MA Fine Arts Work Centre, an NEA Grant for Painting in 1987, and a 1995 Grant for Painting by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts—have enabled him to generate a vast array of paintings. He presently lives in Norfolk, CT.
I had to do a good amount of research and sifting through google to find info on this artist. I didn’t mind because I fell in love with his art. His paintings and drawings I took from his actual site. www.rawwork-art.com and some of the biography above was from a blog advertising his show.
I hope you enjoy my tribute and I just have to express how much I’m loving this project! I’m finding new artists I would’ve otherwise never known about. Like today’s artist. I’m also experimenting with new techniques and styles I would’ve never tried before and am learning to enjoy! I’ll see you tomorrow on Day 98!