Ronald D. Newman painting
Ronald D. Newman
gesso and oil on canvas
72"h x 50"w
Provenance:An Indiana collection
Newman became a fixture in the Columbus, Ohio arts community as the owner and director of The Artists’ Workshop, an art supply store, gallery, and art class space which he ran for 34 years and where he created much of his own works. Newman had several one-man exhibitions, including at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts in Columbus, Ohio and the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio.
While his early works were painted on a small scale, Newman went on to create on a monumental scale including multi-panel paintings stretching up to 36 feet in length. He was greatly inspired by the natural world and the spiritual realm. His impressionist style and diaphanous scenes create works that hover in a liminal space between natural landscapes and mystical visions. As Newman states, “Art does not express nature through any form. It is nature! Art would be of little significance if it did no rise above the existing reality.”
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