Glen Ronald was born July 3, 1969 and was raised in Manitoba, Canada. As a small child, he drew whenever he could, and showed enough aptitude that he won regional drawing competitions. But he took another path in university, studying science. Yet the pull of art was strong, and after completing his honours microbiology degree, he went to art school. A year of study and experimentation, and lots of academic and group shows led to a scholarship to further study art. But he chose to study education instead and began a long study of chaos in his spare time. That’s when his current style began to come into being. Local and international shows increased the scope of his audience.
Glen’s paintings are called chaosmos, for he creates a field of chaos and pulls the cosmos (or order) out of it. There is a dynamic rush of realism pushing against abstraction. His paintings show both confidence and timidity, with every viewer free to find the images that speak most to him.And it is appealing; close to 80000 instagram followers react emotionally to this exciting new movement in art.
Glen’s body of work is largely acrylic on canvas and ink on paper. There is a balance of vital colour and black-and-white. They are powerful and empowering to the viewer, as meaning is self-constructed,although directed by the artist. Glen has focused on inspirational historical figures and nature, searching for strong images and messages that are self-evident.
The Studio is a creative space for art and other creative activities. It is located at 11739 94th street in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There are art and prints and other arts and crafts for sale. We have shows in the community featuring Glen Ronald and other artists in the area.
Arts on the Ave
Arts on the Ave is a community based, grassroots initiative engaged in developing 118th Avenue as the Community Arts Avenue of Edmonton. (from the Arts on the Ave Facebook page)
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The Studio on Facebook facebook.com/glensartstudio
Glen Ronald Youtube channel youtube.com/user/glnrnld
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What kind of pens and brushes do you use?
I use a variety of pens, including fountain pen, Micron, Pentel Brush Pens, or Artist’s Loft. I also use acrylic inks and India ink with these.
What medium do you use?
Acrylic on canvas, ink on paper, and wood panels.
Do you do custom work?
Generally not. Mainly working on fine art and using my own imagination.
How do you make the chaos?
I use several techniques such as splashing ink, spraying water, and applying the paint with unusual methods.
Where is your studio?
My studio is located at 11739 94 street in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by chaos, music, nature, science, spiritual questions, and human psychology.
Could you do pillows, coasters, t-shirts, or other knickknacks?
If the prints are selling well, I will start doing other products.
What are your studio hours?
I am available by appointment only.