The second London solo show of Canadian artist Ron Kingswood in May 2016, including over twenty important new works, inspired by the great Canadian landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it. In them Kingswood’s postmodern blending of abstraction and realism illustrate his fruitful study of European and American art from Impressionism to the present day, and challenge conceptions of what contemporary wildlife art can be. Whether distilling the quiet stillness of a snow-filled horizon, or capturing the migration of birds across a sunlit marsh, these works are deeply imbued with a love of nature, and perfectly capture its fragile beauty.
"I'm not fearful of painting the common landscape, what I am fearful of is not being able to paint it in an unfamiliar way." – Ron Kingswood, 2016
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, fully illustrated in colour, with an introduction by David J. Wagner, Ph.D, author of American Wildlife Art (american-wildlife-art.com), and President and Chief Curator of David J Wagner L.L.C., a company that produces travelling museum exhibitions. Among its recent shows is Environmental Impact, which toured to eleven venues coast-to-coast in the United States, and included several works by Ron Kingswood.