Loch Gallery has the pleasure to announce “Mountain Memory: The Rocky Mountain Series", an exhibition of exceptional new oil paintings by Ron Bolt.
Bolt describes the inspiration for this series:
When I was sixteen my father took the family, by train, to Vancouver. For five days the train cars were our living room, kitchen and bedroom. From the dense, mysterious forests of the Precambrian shield, to Winnipeg and the big sky country of the prairies, we approached the mountains. They appeared on the horizon like a string of diamonds sparkling against a brilliant, cloudless blue. An image lodged permanently in my mind.
Almost seventy years have passed. In 2022 I took my second train trip through the Rockies. This collection reflects a very recent experience and the vivid memories of a young art student.
Favouring a camera as a sketching tool, Bolt uses photography to collect visual information and to revive emotional memory. Starting in Vancouver, Bolt’s recent journey took him to Kamloops before travelling through the Rocky Mountains. He stopped in Banff and Lake Louise before making his way through the Columbia Icefield and ending in Jasper. Prepared with his camera in hand, Bolt set out to capture the rugged wilderness and the imposing grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. The results are seen here through his paintings of “Summit #1 Columbia Ice Fields”, “Sunwapta Valley”, “High, Bright, and Clear”, and “Bow Falls”.
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