Van Dongen

Ron van Dongen

New Color Botanicals

Soulcatcher Studio is very pleased to premiere a brand new body of work in breathtaking color by Ron van Dongen. Mr. van Dongen is one of the most recognized and respected photographers of botanical studies working today. He brings a fresh, contemporary approach to botanical illustration.

In the foreword to Ron van Dongen’s first monograph, Alba Nero (Nazraeli Press, 1999), Steven Jenkins describes the brilliance of Ron van Dongen’s floral studies. He comments, “…rarely has the infinite mystery of a dahlia or magnolia been visualized with such hushed reverence and elegiac intensity as in the photographs of Ron van Dongen.” Jenkins continues, “He shows us the flower as resourceful and delicate, decorative and essential, sacred and sensual, life force and death knell.” These images are always suggestive of all that is beyond our tethered reach.

One of the most amazing aspects of Ron’s art is that he cultivates all of the plants and flowers that he photographs in his own back yard gardens in Portland, Oregon. His fourth book, Ops Opis, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2004.

Prices start at $1,600 and increase as the edition sells out. Complete print and purchasing information can be found below. We hope you enjoy this beautiful exhibition.

Click on the thumbnail images below to view enlarged examples and detailed print information.

About the prints:
The color images in this portfolio are photographed with a Sinar large format camera, using 4 x 5″ Fuji Chrome color positive film. The transparencies are then scanned and digitally printed on acid free Hahnemuhle Fine Art photo 100% cotton rag paper using archival Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks. The final images are fixed with an anti-scratch and UV-protective spray. With proper care these photographs are color permanent and will outlast any conventionally printed R-print or Ilfochrome print (150 – 200 years if protected behind UV glass).

20 x 16″ image size, printed on 24 x 20″ paper:
Limited to thirty prints, plus one artist proof.
1 – 10: ..$1,600
11 – 20: .$2,200
21 – 25: .$2,800
26: ……..$4,000
27: ……..$4,500
28: ……..$5,000
29 – 30 & AP: Not Available

40 x 32″ image size, printed on 48 x 40″ paper:
Limited to five prints, plus one artist proof.
1: $4,000
2: $5,000
3: $6,000
4: $7,000
5 & AP: Not Available

Prices increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice.

Please note: Prices are based on the actual sales of each image.
Therefore, the number on the print may not correspond with the current price.

Several limited edition monographs by this artist are available in our bookstore.