Ronald Markham

The Return of Evil
15″x30″; printed paper, origami, wrapping paper on canvas; 2019

Ronald Markham
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Collage is my favorite medium to work with. It is sacred to me and I enjoy all aspects of it; the collecting of material, the arrangements, the themes, the references, the juxtapositions, and the way that each collage dictates its own set of rules. This last element of collage, what I call “executing the formula”, is very much like playing a game or solving a puzzle. As soon as the basic component or pattern of a piece is revealed to me, it seems to take on a life of its own. Once this happens, always early in the work, I can start to perceive what the final composition might look like. It becomes a fun and automatic process in which I am in control of the general direction, yet often surprised by the outcome.


Born in Carmel, California in 1971. I studied Fine Arts at Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles (1990-1994). I have traveled to many parts of the world, studying the art and history of many places, with a particular interest in ancient cultures.

I have been a collagist for over 35 years.

Currently I reside in Victoria, British Columbia, where I have had four solo exhibitions at Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay, three out of four of which have featured all collage work.


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Last Night at the Beach House
24″x20″; printed paper, origami, maps on canvas; 2018
18″x24″; printed paper, packaging, photos, ads on canvas; 2018
Cool Kats
30″x48″; product packaging on canvas; 2017
Temptation 3
30″x30″; 1950s/1960s record covers on panel; 2012