|Artist Name:||Ron Reynolds|
Ron was born in Mount Gambler, South Australia and now lives in Templestowe, Victoria. Starting out as a realist painter, his style has evolved into a more contemporary abstract impressionist style. He mostly paints in oils producing semi-abstract images built upon figurative studies drawn from life.
Most of his works are completed in the studio from reductive compositional drawings. His style is unique and lively and his paintings have a strong underlying structure achieved by line & colour.
More of Ron’s artwork can be viewed on Instagram: ron.reynolds42
Diploma of Fine Art Preston Institute of Technology,
(Studied under Peter Booth, Dale Hickey, Brian Siedel & David Tolley) 1974-76.
Diploma of Education, Hawthorn State College 1977.
Private art study tours France & England 1976.
France, Spain, Italy, England & Scotland 1995.
France 2003, 2006, 2011 Italy 2006, 2011.
Art Group Memberships
Victorian Artists Society.
Ron has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and has held ten successful solo exhibitions.
Solo Exhibitions include;
Eltham Gallery 2004.
Eltham Wiregrass Gallery.
Victorian Artists Society Galleries.
Manningham Gallery 2008.
The Light Factory Gallery 2011 & 2012.
Group Exhibitions include;
Bartoni South Yarra Eltham Gallery.
Cato Gallery, East Melbourne.
The Light Factory Gallery Eltham
Art Work in Private Collections:
Private collections are held the Art Bank Canberra City of Nillumbik (formerly Shire of Diamond Valley), the Hawthorn Institute of State Education, C.I.G. Collection Southern Health Collection, and the Olivia Newton – John Centre / Austin Hospital Collection.
Further private collections are held throughout Australia and overseas.
Awards & Achievements Include:
First prize R.S.P.C.A Melbourne 1996 & 1997 (Judges from National Gallery of Victoria).
Victorian Artists Society Artist of the Year 1996.
V.A.S. Norman Kaye Medal 1997.
Ron conducts painting classes in all mediums during school terms at the Scout Hall, Finn’s Reserve in Lower Templestowe, Victoria.
Classes are currently held on Mondays from 12.30 to 3pm and on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon.
Classes are designed for students and artists wishing to develop their work in an encouraging and innovative environment. No class style is taught, as students are encouraged to pursue their chosen direction (from realism to abstraction). Experimentation, mental stimulation and invention are all desired outcomes.
The classes are suitable for students who have some experience, and who wish to move from copying to creative interpretations. Strong emphasis on composition and design through drawing is encouraged.
Students are required to bring their own materials and easel.
Ron also conducts various workshops throughout Victoria.
Contact the Artist
(03) 9846 1847 or 0437 319 112