Born in 1959, Ron Kingswood has lived in Ontario his entire life and has painted its countryside most of his existence. The natural world has played an important role in the development of his technique.
In the stillness of his wildlife paintings, Kingswood captures that subtle, tranquil sensation familiar to avid campers, early morning hikers and anyone seeking an escape from the chaotic world dictated by technology. Kingswood himself is no stranger to the feelings his paintings invoke. His life in southwestern Ontario as a hunter and resident has provided ample first-hand contact with the wildlife he recreates on canvas. Only one who has spent a life immersed in such an environment could reproduce the immensely personal feeling experienced while out in nature. These interactions with the natural landscape and its inhabitants can be traced back to Kingswood’s time with his family.
In addition to Prix de West, last year Kingswood’s work appeared in exhibitions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the Masterpiece London art fair and The Open Art Fair in London, United Kingdom; and in solo exhibitions at Jonathan Cooper gallery in London and Excavo London gallery in Ontario, Canada.