FROM NEW BEDFORD TO PORTUGAL: TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING PLAN B
My name is Ron Fortier and I’m an American abstract painter living and working on the Silver Coast of the Portuguese mainland. After 40 or so years in marketing and advertising, I finally had the chance to do what I’ve wanted to do since the day I received my MFA in painting from the University of Miami.
In less than six months, I’ve been able to accomplish more here than in my previous five years in the States. I have booked three solo exhibitions here and two back in the U.S.. I’m represented in Portugal by Galeria O Rastro (www.galeriaorastro.com) and in Massachusetts by the Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford.
My first solo show in Europe was at the end of 2016 at the Galeria O Rastro in Figueira da Foz, where I have a second solo show scheduled at the Centro de Artes e Espectáculos from March 2 to April 2. My first show in Germany takes place this fall at the Galerie Atelier 35 in Landstuhl.
Back in the States, I will have a solo show at the Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford, Massachusetts from May 24 through June 13 and I’m in the process of confirming the details of another in Rhode Island.