Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has been announced as the special Guest Artist for The Other Art Fair’s Online Studios, launching on 28 April 2020
An established artist with a rapidly expanding fan base, Ronnie Wood’s work is widely collected throughout the world.
Online Studios – a new digital art experience from The Other Art Fair and Saatchi Art – will feature a series of previously unseen limited-edition prints, signed by Ronnie, and two exclusive set list lithographs, all available to buy.
The pieces are vibrant re-workings of his beautiful collages and etchings of The Rolling Stones, featuring the band’s setlists from concerts in Pasadena, California, and Glastonbury.
As his musical career progressed, Ronnie continued his passion for painting and drawing, with subjects ranging from band members and musicians he knew or admired to family and close friends, as well as, of course, the self-portrait.
It is as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of his contemporaries and finding constant inspiration from music.
The Other Art Fair provides a place for art lovers around the world to discover and buy art directly from emerging artistic talent, but with the coronavirus outbreak necessitating the postponement of the spring fairs, the launch of Online Studios is a way of continuing to support those artists during these turbulent times.
The Other Art Fair Founder Ryan Stanier toured Wood’s home studio in March, before the lockdown, where he chatted to Ronnie about his art, painting his bandmates and the work that inspires him as an artist. He also got a sneak peek at Ronnie’s latest works.
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Ronnie has spent much of the lockdown in his studio painting, and recently created a painting called NHS Heroes that he donated to Bonham’s as part of their Blue Auction to raise funds for frontline workers.
‘I’m always looking for new inspiration for my art,’ said Ronnie. ‘Colour fills my life. Even the decoration in my homes is a riot of colour. I paint the walls, everything, and I’ve even turned some of my art into mosaics for our bathroom.
‘I’ve turned paintings into carpets, stained glass and bronzes, and have collaborated on marine chronometers for Bremont, and even a Rolls-Royce Wraith. Liberty and Co department store has used my paintings to create scarves, bags and clothes.
‘Art fills my life, art is my life and art will continue to be my life’
‘I’ve done art for albums, including the cover of an Eric Clapton album, and I do the Stones’ setlists as little works of art. Art fills my life, art is my life and art will continue to be my life.’
Previous Guest Artists at The Other Art Fair have included Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Martin Parr, Polly Morgan, The Connor Brothers, Gary Baseman and Ben Eine, and The Other Art Fair will be announcing additional plans to collaborate with Ronnie Wood further later this year.
The London Online Studio is now live. Click here to browse artworks by London fair artists, plus explore The Other Art Fair’s other city studios