Ronnie is a self-taught artist, who paints watercolours, pen and wash. His style is very loose, almost impressionistic. He wants his paintings to “Tell a Story”, rather than look photographic.
Ronnie makes broad brushstrokes with beautiful squirrel mops, on Arches Aquarelle 300lbs rough paper. His paintings are all about drawing to create a pleasing composition, making marks to create shapes, and using pigment to create tonal values with washes.
He draws each day and often use that sketch in a future piece. When asked why he succeeds he says "because I work hard! I practice, practice and practice!" He has a confidence in applying the brush to paper which he sees as a must as "One can tell by brushstrokes if the artist has laboured".
Light is essential in his paintings, he preserves the white of the paper to enhance the painting. This gives vibrancy, allowing the eye to move excitedly around the painting. Painting with passion, from the heart!
Ronnie has been influenced by – JWM Turner, Archibald Knox, Norman Sayle, Edward Seago, Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet. More recently he has taken a keen interest in Chinese artists.