.Ramon has shown his wife & daughter relaxing on the riverbank
The Wollondilly River is not too far from Berrima. With its clear cool water and shaded banks of green pine trees it is a great escape from the very hot summer days that can surprisingly appear in the Southern Highlands. The surrounding bush with it’s many eucalyptus trees would take on a soft haze giving a softness to the surrounding cliffs. Ramon enjoys painting on the Southern Highlands. He and his family lived in the village of Berrima for some years. They loved the slower pace of life, the clean air and the friendliness of the locals. He loves to include his daughters in his paintings as they add charm to an already soft and delicate painting.
Born in New Zealand Ramon Ward-Thompson became an Australian citizen in 1975. 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.