Springtime of the Mind: Artwork & Conversations with Dr. Clavier
Bravo Niagara!'s Spring 2015 Featured Artist
Ron Clavier was born in Montreal. He did his undergraduate training at McGill University, and holds a doctorate in Brain Science from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has held academic and research positions in three major North American medical schools.
He began his artistic training at the age of six, when he attended classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Ron's figurative work reflects the unity of human anatomy and human psyche. His landscapes and waterscapes accentuate the wonder that can be derived from the colours and forces of nature.
Ron has showed his paintings at several juried exhibitions, including: "Art On The Water's Edge"; the "Deck The Walls" exhibition; the annual “Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition”; and the National Steinbeck Centre in Salinas California. He has also held many studio tours (including the 2013 “Art By The Lighthouse” tour) and had successful one-man exhibitions at the Rosedale United Church, the First Unitarian Church, and the North Toronto Station. His paintings have also been featured in the Canadian periodical "The Parkhurst Exchange" and in The Journal of Steinbeck Studies.
Ron has donated works to auctions in support of: Royal St. George's College; Crescent School; The Canadian Arthritis Foundation; The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry; The Wildlife Preservation Fund, the Psychology Foundation of Canada, and The Centre for Steinbeck Studies in San Jose California.
His project: “Awe and Humility and Joy: A Tribute to John Steinbeck” was exhibited at the Pumphouse Visual Art Centre in Niagara-On-The-Lake in September, 2014 and at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto in October, 2014. His project “Pandora Revisited” will be exhibited at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto in April, 2015.
Ron lives in Niagara-On-The-Lake, and works from his home studio.
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