ARTS MOSAIC GALLERY
Reception: February 10, 7:00-9:00 pm
Ronalyn Ewert (RonalynArt Studios) is a Canadian artist best known for her colorful and moving creations in abstract and impressionistic styles.
Ronalyn’s passion for making art was inspired by her grandmother, an accomplished artist herself, and was developed through an exceptional high school art program, and later the Ottawa School of Art.
Early on, Ronalyn’s style was realism and her medium of choice was pencil and paper. Her goal, inspired by talented artists in her program, was to make her sketches as real as a photograph!
By the age of 17, Ronalyn was teaching art and selling commission work. Her photography received special recognition in the highly competitive Ontario and Canadian Highschool Photographic Competitions- garnishing first in categories of special techniques and nature. In her final year of high school, one of Ronalyn’s own sketches was deemed worthy of exhibit in Ontario’s new Ministry of Education Headquarters building in Toronto. Thus, began a lifetime of ‘art-ing’…
Although her portfolio gained her entrance into the pioneering Media Arts Photography program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ronalyn declined the offer and instead took another path that included math, physics and construction. She stopped making art for a decade or so, and then picked up again in 2000 to cope with her child’s illness and improve her state of mind.
When she returned to her ‘art-ing’, after putting down her pencils for years, her new style was much more expressive and exciting!
RonalynArt focuses on acrylic paint and oil pastel; she typically indulges in mixed media projects- experimenting with layers of paints, inks, collage, pastel. Her style ranges from realism, impressionism, and abstract, and includes experiences that speak to all the senses, such as smell, sound, touch… as well as sight.