Ramon Ward-Thompson

Ramon Ward-Thompson

Ramon is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and has been painting on a full-time basis for 40 years. His work is represented in galleries and collections in Australia and overseas. He has had many successful one-man exhibitions and his works have been reproduced in limited edition books and prints.

Ramon was born in Masterton in the North Island of New Zealand in 1941 where he spent his growing years before leaving for Europe and England where he spent four years travelling and studying art before making his home permanently in Australia. He settled in Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales - a move that was to greatly influence his painting style as it is here that he introduced the soft misty Highland light into his romantic studies of life in the Australian bush - a feature that he has developed and explored over the years and is recognised in his work today.

Ramon now lives on Sydney's lower north shore and his love of this beautiful city is evident in his portrayal of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding city area. He brings to his studies of city life - the outdoor cafes, flower markets and old terrace houses the same soft study in light that has always been uniquely his own. He also enjoys painting in the great cities of Europe and returns whenever possible to capture the softer European light against a background of old historic buildings and monuments.