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Monday, February 22, 2021

Artist Interview: Ron Fortier

Words of the day: gesture. narrative. emotion. abstraction. lineage.

This episode's guest is Fairhaven, Massachusetts based painter Ron Fortier. In my chat with Ron you’ll find detailed accounts of his past, present, and even what the future will hold for his paintings,... along with a healthy list of artist from the lineage that is his rich continuing story. 

Also in the episode...lots of materials shop talk as well as the challenges inherent to abstraction, and narrative work, as he works in both concentrations. 

Ron is also the host of The Southcoast Artists Index's In Focus podcast, he shares a bit about his podcast's goal as well. Listen below for more!

 

 


New Bedford Arctic Whaling Disaster of 1871: The Window - 2 

24" x 24" 

Acrylic on stretched canvas

 

 

 

 

  

America's Guernica: Greenwood - 5 

24" x 24" 

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
 
 
 

 
 
PEB #4 - 2019
 
20" x 16"

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
 
 
 

 
 
45 MNO 13 – 2018

24" x 24" 
 
Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
 
 
 
 
The artist's website: Ron Fortier
 
instagram: @ron.fortier
 
 
 
Audio interview with the artist:
 
 
 


 

 

Mentioned in the interview: 

 

Jane Ferris Richardson

Dante Vena

Peter London

Francisco Rapoza

Herbert Cummings

Ed Togneri

Bill Elliott

Frank McCoy

Kilburn Mill in New Bedford, MA

Luis Villanueva

Don Wilkinson

Mark Rothko

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Picasso

Rene Magritte

Ernst Gombrich

Julian Schnabel

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Vincent van Gogh

Frank Grace

Stephen Remick

 

 Ron Fortier is also the host of The Southcoast Artists Index's In Focus podcast, check it out here: The Artists Index

Do check that out and give a listen and follow!

 

 

  Thank you for listening! 

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

 

 

 

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