Ron Kingswood (b.1959, Ontario, Canada) currently lives and works in Sparta, Ontario. He studied fine arts at H.B Beal in London, Ontario and received a degree in Bird Ecology and Ornithology from the University of Western Ontario. Kingswood has exhibited internationally in 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 Center, Colorado; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin; London Museum, Ontario, Canada; The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Virginia.
Ron Kingswood incorporates his love of nature with a highly subjective approach, conjuring painterly brushwork and inventive compositions with his desire to convey the extraordinary power and beauty of color. Over the last decade, Mr. Kingswood has set representational aside to search within himself for a deeper meaning, quoting “I believe when one guards him or herself and their work too tightly with all sorts of fears and apprehensions, the accidental and perhaps the incidental no longer breaths. The work no longer remains a thought or belief, it is suffocated by fear.”
“Strange, Man has fear in imagination, that in something so limitless and endless, he must place restraint. The hunger is no longer, the thirst is quenched and kindled with applause, the approval is the acclaim, which has now superseded the defenseless, and the unguarded. This is the descent of rational judgments, seasoning themselves away from, inventiveness and absolute passion that one is given at birth. The survival of a voice is a determination, only by those ready to unearth oneself.”