Ron Coleman


Ron's driving force is colour and form and he uses an abstract expressionist approach to his painting.

Ron's paintings have a balance and harmony that results from the handling of colour relationships, texture and vibrant brushwork, and from the careful, thoughtful, but sometimes serendipitous arrangement of form and colour.

Ron has been painting for many years, and since following a three year 'Open College of the Arts' course in the 1990's, has taken a serious interest in abstract expressionism.

Ron has had success exhibiting in local galleries and in regional adjudicated Open exhibitions over many years.

Specialising in painting abstract expressionist work, Ron uses colour, form, and texture to create balanced compositions. The resulting abstract image may have had it's origin in remembered landscape, journey, or destination. The painting may be a response to a feeling at some time, or in some situation.

Ron's aim is to create work that appeals to our visual senses, balancing form and colour in a way that attracts the viewer's attention, and perhaps holds their gaze long enough to allow them to engage with the painted surface.

Many artists and movements have influenced his work, ranging from the St. Ives abstract artists to the Scottish Colourists, and he continues to take inspiration from the American expressionists as well as many contemporary British artists.