Fifth Avenue borders the east side of Central Park
Grand museums and art galleries such as the Metropolitan, the Guggenheim and Frick stand next to the mansions built by the financial founders of New York. Every day the carriages line up on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. They wait to transport passengers for a ride through Central Park. The various bright colours of the carriages reflect in the wet road covered in snow from the recent snowfall. The snow has turned the Park into a winter wonderland. To paint this scene Ramon Ward-Thompson travelled to the US where he spent February March and May painting and sketching the cities areas. These soft colours are quite remarkable considering Ramon only uses four primary colour paints. He mixes these over and over to obtain the colours he desires.
Born in New Zealand Ramon Ward-Thompson became an Australian citizen in 1975. Then the Ward-Thompson’s bought a home in the country at Berrima where they lived for 4 1/2 years. No other Australian painter presents the rural areas or concrete cities with such softness & subtlety. The serenity of his art could hardly be further removed from the turbulence of his early life. The hand of the former crocodile hunter is not evident in the calm, gentle landscapes that have made him one of Australia’s most sought-after artists.
Experts consider his sincere approach and superb technique will place him high on the list of outstanding artists of this generation. His work is exposed to a much wider audience through the introduction of Open and Limited Edition Prints. Also through calendars, gift cards, as well as a Limited Edition Book on his life, which makes excellent reading.