The reason to paint maritime subjects is probably to be found with my family roots. Alongside the rather strict classical work, Ronny also does the more impressionist approach that involves the rather loose brushstroke . He tries to create detail and atmosphere. He also tries to learn from other painters by looking very closely at their work and reading all about them. The process of learning never stops, boarders are constantly redefined. Always trying to do better but never satisfied !
Ronny usually works in oils but also do watercolours using brush, knife and fingers. He works on the spot as well as in the studio and uses photographs for details of ships and as a reminder.Most of the time, Ronny sketches his subjects but sometimes he drives straight into painting it. An average commission takes between a week and 2 months. Most of the time Ronny works on two or three works, at the same time.Apart from painting He also does bronzes and they usually are fish. It is great fun to do because it is three-dimentional.
1951 Born in Niel, BelgiumStudied at Academy Hoboken near Antwerp Belguim
1995 Membership of the Belgian Society of Maritime Artists
1996 Work bought by the National Maritime Museum of Antwerp
2004 Selected as Associate member to the RSMA
Belgium Maritime Artists (BMS)
2006 Award of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
2015 Award for excellence at Mystic Seaport Annual International Exhibition
2007 Maritime artists exhibition in Shanghai China
2001 Work selected for the exhibition of the Maritime Artists in Paris
1996 onwards RSMA Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
Annual exhibitions at WH PATTERSON FINE ART, which include the Christmas and Venice in peril showI have been commissioned by several organisations and private companies, including the City counsel of Hoboken (Belgium) and the port of Rotterdam and has work in private collections in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Great Britain and the USA.
Included in the DICTIONARY of SEAPAINTERS by E H Archibald.
Included in the RSMA book.
Articles in nautical magazines.