Serenity and Calm Captured by Ramon Ward-Thompson
No other Australian painter presents the harsh Australian scenes with such softness & subtlety as Ramon Ward-Thompson. The serenity of his art could hardly be further 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 Ramon one of Australia’s most sought after artists. Years from now, Ramon Ward-Thompson is destined to be held in greater and greater esteem as an artist.
One of the most renowned New Zealand painters from the turn of this century is his grandfather. His academic background includes the London School of Art and studies in Germany and Canada. As with all traditional artists, nature has created Ramon Ward-Thompson’s subjects for him. Hence the treatment he gives his subjects make his work so special. Through the introduction of prints, he has exposed his work to a much wider audience. So his originals will become even more sort after as more people start collecting his work.