Colorful Paintings That Invite Discovery
Ronald Story creates dynamic contemporary paintings that celebrate the positive abundance that exists in the idealized natural world. They beckon us to enter realms of optimism, enchantment and discovery.
The artist’s evocative use of bold colors and dynamic subjects are key to his signature style. His versatile paintings, that range from expressive landscapes to pure abstractions, always provide a visceral experience for the viewer. Characterized by a spontaneous profusion of color, depth, and animated brushwork, they reflect his joie de vivre.
Story invites viewers to explore their own emotions and transcend any self-imposed barriers of how they perceive and interpret the world. His titles are clues, tinged with elements of poetry and lyricism. In the painting “Path of Exploration”, for example, we embark on an unwavering road or bridge that awakens our yearning for adventure. The trees in the distance portray a sense of mystery and the journey takes us to a glowing sunset and a beautiful silhouette.
The artist, who lives in Georgia, explains, “Hopefully my paintings invite viewers to explore and make new visual discoveries.”
Story uses broad strokes and covers expansive areas with saturated hues. He juxtaposes them in a way that they enliven the pictorial plane and move the viewer’s eye throughout the compositions. Elegantly placed divisions of space suggest the passage of time and distance.
Intuitively, he applies the power of color theory with unbridled exuberance. His palette communicates a universal pictorial language about the human experience. For example, in the painting “Contemplation”, colors glisten like brilliant jewels. Red symbolizes power and passion, blue signifies clarity, and purple is associated with spirituality. The painting is also a beautiful symphony that is rich in contrast, balance and harmony.
Ronald Story was born and raised in Amsterdam, surrounded by some of the world’s most prestigious museums and cultural art movements which made an indelible impression on his innate creative talent. He sold his first painting at the young age of thirteen and later pursued his interest in art at the Academy for Visual Arts.
His keen awareness of aesthetic principles continued to play a dominant role as his career evolved which included being the co-owner of a popular gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and as the proprietor of fine dining restaurants which showcased high quality original art. He was also a corporate executive and owned an advertising company with major clients in northern Europe for graphic artwork. Since he has become a full-time artist his highly-acclaimed paintings have found their way into many private collections in Europe, the U.S. and Panama, Central America.
In gazing at Story’s paintings, we discover visual metaphors that ignite our quest to understand the meaning of our existence and our destiny. They satisfy our need to believe in hope, paradise, and fulfilled aspirations.
He is a member of: Art-collecting.com, Tacoma, WA; Americans For The Arts – AFTA, New York; Atlanta Artists Center; and GA Council for the Arts/GA Arts Network.
Banner: La Promesse, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″.
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