My Kind of Reality, RONALD F SMITH RGI RSW
All new paintings by renowned Scottish artist Ronald F Smith.

2 November - 23 November, 2013

Two years in the making, ‘My Kind of Reality’ is Ronald’s latest collection. The selection of works brings the viewer on a surreal journey from north to south, featuring the empty wilderness of Scotland to the vibrant and warm Mediterranean coast. The pieces begin in Northern Scotland, with works such as ‘Highland Sunset’ and culminate in his most recent paintings from Corsica, such as ‘Corsican Harbour’. Though the settings of the paintings differ vastly, there is harmony throughout the collection in Ronald’s stunning colour palette, in which sumptuous blues and vibrant oranges feature heavily.

These works walk the line between realism and abstraction; Ronald takes what he sees and simplifies it by bringing-forth vibrant colours and shapes, giving a sense of effervescent spontaneity. He is fascinated by the way in which colours of landscapes and objects change and evolve in different seasons and times of day, and his use of vivid colours helps to illustrate this. Each painting captures a distinct moment in time, responding to the exact colours and light evoked by different seasons and times of day.

For Ronald the subject is less important than his vision and the painting itself. His work is not just about pure representation: “‘My Kind of Reality’ is not just about painting what I see. This simplification is not easy – it is a constant struggle.”




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Hilltop Castle
Hilltop Castle
oil on board
30 x 46 cm
SOLD
  Flowers in a Vase
Flowers in a Vase
oil on board
36 x 36 cm
SOLD
  Breakfast View
Breakfast View
oil on board
61 x 71 cm
SOLD
  Empty Beach
Empty Beach, Harris
oil on canvas
91 x 81 cm

  Flowers With Sunlight
Flowers With Sunlight
oil on board
76 x 64 cm
SOLD
  Clifftop Buildings
Clifftop Buildings
oil on board
30 x 46 cm
SOLD
  Mediterranean Harbour
Mediterranean Harbour
oil on board
46 x 61 cm
SOLD
  Kisimul Castle Barra
Kisimul Castle Barra
oil on board
64 x 76 cm
SOLD
  Roses
Roses
oil on board
36 x 36 cm
SOLD
  Highland Sunset
Highland Sunset
oil on board
30 x 36 cm
SOLD
  Ships
Ships
oil on canvas
81 x 66 cm

  Departing Ships
Departing Ships
oil on canvas
91 x 101 cm

  Parasols
Parasols
oil on board
61 x 71 cm

  Corsican Harbour
Corsican Harbour
oil on canvas
81 x 71 cm
SOLD
  View From A Window
View From A Window
oil on board
61 x 46 cm
SOLD
  Approaching Storm
Approaching Storm
oil on board
30 x 30 cm
SOLD
  Bastia_ After Rain
Bastia, After Rain
oil on board
46 x 61 cm
SOLD
  Coastal Sunset
Coastal Sunset
oil on board
30 x 36 cm
SOLD
  Evening Shadow Bonifacio
Evening Shadows, Bonifacio
oil on board
61 x 71 cm
SOLD
  Seaside Cafe
Seaside Cafe
oil on board
64 x 76 cm
SOLD