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The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood at Jonathan Cooper

The Quest. Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 112 cm by Ron Kingswood.

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood will be on display at Jonathan Cooper from May 5 to May 28, 2016.

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 gallery will be exhibiting 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.

Ron Kingswood (b.1959, Ontario, Canada) currently lives and works in Sparta, Ontario, Canada. He studied at H.B Beal in London, Ontario and received a degree in Bird Ecology and Ornithology at The University of Western Ontario.

Kingswood has exhibited internationally at both private and public galleries, and his work is included in many public collections, including: The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming; Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Michigan; Foothills Art Centre, Golden Colorado and The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The exhibition will be 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.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6.30pm; Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Closed bank holidays.

Jonathan Cooper, 20 Park Walk, London, SW10 0AQ

Website: www.jonathancooper.co.uk/