Niagara artist Ronald Boaks was born in Newmarket, Ontario. He received his diploma in creative art at Sheridan College in 1975. In 2015 he moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where he opened his gallery, Ronald Boaks Collectibles. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and collage, but he is best known for his vivid expressive abstract paintings in which he aims to reflect beauty, balance, desire and humor.
In an artist statement Boaks writes, “I want to create something with integrity in both form and idea, that has meaning to me and clearly goes beyond just a grouping of diverse pieces or images. Sometimes they are figures and sometimes they are allusions to something abstract that challenges the viewer’s imagination….I want viewers to relate to my work in a way that makes it personal to them. I want the viewer to feel joy. I believe that the success of any work of art lies in its being ‘alive now.’” (Ronald Boaks, Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre)
Since his participation in the major survey exhibition Forum 76 at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal , he has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States at galleries including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Lonsdale Gallery. His work is included in various private and public collections including the Bank of Montreal, Museum London, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Four Seasons Hotel (London, England).
Published on September 20, 2022
MEET THE ARTISTS Ronald Boaks and Patricia Gagic
Join us on opening day and meet the artists Ronald Boaks and Patricia Gagic on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 2 pm – 5 pm. “There are many dualities in my life: I am both a Romantic and a Modernist, my visual interests include the two and three dimensional, I work with...Read More
Published on July 15, 2020
INSTAGRAM LIVE Ronald Boaks
Join us on Instagram Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. for a LIVE interview with artist Ronald Boaks Born in Newmarket, Ontario, Ronald Boaks moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2015. He received his diploma in creative art at Sheridan College in 1975. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and...Read More
Published on June 27, 2020
MEET THE ARTISTS Ronald Boaks, Kimberly Danielson and Floyd Elzinga
Join us on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 2 - 5 pm for REOPENING and meet the artists Ronald Boaks, Kimberly Danielson and Floyd Elzinga. As the province of Ontario begins to reopen, 13th Street Gallery is thrilled to announce a new exhibition entitled REOPENING, featuring works by two local...Read More