Abstract Earth Gallery

SculpturePainting & DrawingFiber and Paper

Ron Newman

Artist's Statement  ::
Painting is silent, and as with music must be experienced with the inner vision. Music is to be listened to and heard with the inner ear, however, the heart of the activity is the combination of the two. With fine art, painting is the result of a refining response to improvisation of the elements. Color against color, shape to form, line crossing line, color overlapping line, shape to color and so forth. The artist purifies this process through faith. We face, in the reality or our own personal time, to seek a “new age”, as “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.” (St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews, Chap. 11, Verse 1.)
For my purpose, Art does not express or represent nature through any form. It is nature! Art would be of little significance if it did not rise about existing reality. You, the observer, are the subject matter of each of these paintings. That is, each painted “environment” requires your participation, with knowledge and imagination, to achieve the understanding that I have been pursuing in the experience of expression.

Pieces by Ron Newman:

* Some of these artworks may not be for sale.

Biography  ::
B.F.A. DEGREE: COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Columbus, Ohio Major: Fine Arts, Painting Minor: Graphics (Intaglio) Graduated 1961
CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART, Bloomfield Hills Michigan Major: Fine Arts, Graphics (Lithography) Attended 1963
M.F.A. DEGREE: INSTITUTO ALLENDE, Incorporado a la Universidad de Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico Major: Painting Graduated 1971

Selected Exhibitions:  ::
Group Exhibitions
February 1965 – Invitational Exhibitor, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts (now Columbus Museum of Art), Columbus, Ohio
1962-1965 – Represented in Printmakers Show, Dayton, Ohio
September 1966 – Faculty Exhibition, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
March 1967 – Bryson Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
October 1968 – Waverly Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Solo Exhibitions
August 1966 – Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
March 1972 – SoHo Loft Exhibition, New York, N.Y.
October 1975 – Artists’ Workshop, Columbus, Ohio
April 1979 – Artists’ Workshop, Columbus, Ohio