Grenfell Art Gallery are pleased to announce its new exhibition Paris and Other Places by Ramon Ward-Thompson.
The exhibit will open on Tuesday December 3 and run until Saturday January 11 with the official opening on Tuesday at 11am.
Ramon Ward-Thompson has been painting on a full-time basis for 50 years, is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and is represented in galleries and collections both here in Australia and overseas. He has had many successful one-man exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Tokyo and San Francisco and has had his works reproduced in limited edition books and prints. This exhibition features beautiful works from the great historic cities of Europe and the gentle countryside of Southern England.
Ramon spent four years in Europe and London travelling and studying art before making his home permanently in Australia. Ramon now lives and paints in Sydney, but is drawn to the great historic cities of Europe - especially Paris - where he enjoys to capture the softer European light against a background of historic buildings and monuments.
"To me Paris is a city of reflections and silvery light. Different times of the day and season affect the hues of the stonework on the old buildings and the frequent rain showers allow the pavements to reflect the surrounding colour," Ramon said.
"There is always a new painting around every corner and an entirely different aspect to a favourite subject.
"I get many comments on the figures seen in my work and I explain that I like to use the figures to lead the observer into the painting and the landscape beyond.
"Although not the subject of the painting, it gives a focal point and over the years they have become a recognizable feature of my works. "
Ramon has also generously offered one of his paintings, 'Spring Morning in Paris' to be raffled throughout his exhibition. Tickets are $2 and only available at the Grenfell Art Gallery. The raffle will be drawn by Ramon on the final day of his exhibition, Saturday January 11.