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. 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; over 250000 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 Spark Gallery and Studio
The Studio is a creative space for art and other creative activities. It is located at 2257 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. There are art and prints on display. We have shows in the community featuring Glen Ronald and other artists in the area
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Glen Ronald Youtube channel youtube.com/user/glnrnld
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?
I do some custom commissions but also mainly working on my original art.
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 2257 premier Way, Sherwood Park, 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?
I mainly focus on fine art prints but also offer a few other products.
What are your studio hours?
The gallery is open to the public Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. I am available by appointment only.