"Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative."
"...owe something to Cy Twombly’s scribble work, but become Fortier’s own in his clean, regimental treatment... compelling in their quietude.” David Boyce, the New Bedford Standard-Times
"...small, tightly rendered boxes, squares or rectangles that (almost) fully contain the scribbling of a lunatic, or the calligraphy of an alien.” Don Wilkinson, the New Bedford Standard-Times
”If I am not compelled to stay and fight with my inner voices and demons in order to discover something about myself or the art I intend to make it is a worthless pursuit." Ron Fortier
“Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There’s no trip so horrible that someone won’t take it. The idea of the unrecognized genius slaving away in a garret is a deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really sending this myth into orbit.”
Rene Ricard. – The Radient Child/ARTFORUM Magazine/December 1981.