Ron Bolt was born in Toronto, Canada in 1938. His career as a painter spans over 40 years, beginning as an abstract painter his work always had a sense of landscape about it. For Bolt it is the coastal and river waterways that fascinate him - a wilderness that he describes as 'sacred'. He sees the wild places as a living record, a perceptible memory of our cultural heritage. His paintings, prints and limited edition fine art books are in the collections of many public galleries and corporations, including the National Library of Canada and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.