Ronald T. Crawford

Ronald T. Crawford

 

Ronald T. Crawford Salt Spring Island Library

These works are made with a unique combination of plaster and acrylic paint, resulting in a modern variation on the frescoes. The surfaces are carved, shaped, sanded and painted until they take on a rich, naturally eroded appearance. The physical depth of the plaster gives a real surface for shadow and light to alter and enrich the image. Within the plaster, natural and man-made patterns co-exist in an uneasy alliance of form.

Ronald T. Crawford in Studio

The 2019/20 new work by Canadian mixed media artist, Ronald T. Crawford push the boundaries of what constitutes a painting. The elements of depth, nails, plaster and embedded mirror gives a real surface for shadow and light to alter and enrich the image.  Beneath the actual physical elements to the paintings is the illusion of shadows, underlying scratched geometry, and suggestions of real or imagined natural elements present in its rich surface. 

Ronald T Crawford
Over the past 35 years the artists has been living and working on Salt Spring Island with both functional and sculptural stonework. These newest paintings bridge the gap between the real/ imagined, natural/ deliberate, physical and spiritual. 
Ronald T. Crawford Standing Stones Stone House Bed and Breakfast Salt Spring Island



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