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NRN # : 000-2301-0205-01

DIMENSIONS : (Height - 44.00 cm X Width - 44.00 cm )

Medium on Base : Watercolour on Paper

Genre : Streetscape

Status : Not Currently for Sale Online

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Copyright : © Ron Farnill


Not Currently for Sale Online


                                         Ron Farnill,

Born 1927 in the inland city of Leeds Yorkshire England. Ron had an inbuilt love of the sea, and as a child he could not understand why his parents who took him to the seaside for holidays didn't live there. When older his inborn love of the sea took him in his spare time to the Yorkshire coast and eventually to serve in the Royal Navy during World War 2. 

After migrating to Australia, he continued his cycling career both as a amateur and profesional until a fall compelled him to find another area for his competitive spirit. This led him to Westernport Yacht Club at Balnarring and a boat of his own. He soon found yachts dont have brakes! Then he progressed from mono hulls to catamarans and to the World A class Championship, later to trailer sailors, to keel boats and Ocean Racing; all the while fully aware and respectful of the sea and the vageries of the weather.

Sea going days over the time came when Ron decided to use his talent to capture these experiences and memories on paper, bringing the ambience onto dry land. His skilful use of watercolour,colour harmony,composition of shapes and obvious enjoyment of painting makes his 'maritime portraits' a continuing joy to those fortunate to posses one.

At present Ron is sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with less experienced painters by conducting demonstrations at Art society's, Rotary Art Shows, and one day workshops at Peninsula Arts Society.

His first art award came in 1939, a national schools competition in England,and now it is in excess of 100 awards. After a long break from art he recommencing in oils. Then thanks to the help and enlightenment provided by the great watercolourst Robert Wade, Ron now paints for the pure pleasure and enjoyment of watercolour. He is a strong believer in inherited memory and is sure many of his works evolve from his seafaring ancestors. In his work he endeavours to project a mood or feeling, most of his work are from imagination, he rarely uses reference material and when he does it is in the very early ideas sketch's, believing that refering to reference material interupts the flow and feeling of the final work.

A member of the Peninsula Arts Society, McClelland Guild, Oak Hill Gallery, and ex member of AGRA. He has had work sellected for permanent exhibition at; Frankston Cultural Centre, Nepean Historical Society, Monash Medical Centre,Quarantine Station Portsea, Frankston Hospital, Flinders Shire, Seal Rock Complex, and has had paiting selected for a permanent marker at the First Settlement Landing Site in Sorrento. Has two published Book covers, and is at present engaged in illustrating two further books.       

Artshow: Peninsula Arts Society Spring Show
Title: Yarra In Days Of Sail
Award: Best Watercolour
Artshow: Red Hill Show
Title: Yarra In Days Of Sail
Award: Best Watercolour
Title: Cape Schank
Award: Larsen memorial award
Artshow: Warranbool Rotary Art Show
Title: Fickle Wind Inhospitable Shore
Award: Commended
Artshow: McClelland Guild Bi Annual Awards Exhibition
Title: The Navigator
Award: FirstPrize
Artshow: Altona/ Hobsons Bay Rotary show
Title: Port Phillip Heads
Award: Highly Commended
Artshow: Mordialloc Rotary Art Show 2013
Title: Venetian Memories [pair]
Award: First Prize Pair Any Medium
Artshow: AGRA AAL Competition
Title: The Vikings
Award: Commended
Artshow: Mclelland Guild Of Artists
Title: Breaking Wave Cape Schank
Award: Second Seascape
Artshow: McLelland Guild of Artists Awards Exhibition
Title: In Days Of Sail
Award: Best In Show
Artshow: McClelland Guild of Artists
Title: A Sailors Breeze
Award: First Prize Marine Subject
Artshow: Corinella Art Show
Title: Bass Discovers Westernport 1797
Award: First prize Historical Interest
Artshow: AGRA AAL
Title: Old Timer
Award: Commended
Artshow: Victor Harbour
Title: Fickle Wind Inhospitable Shore
Award: Highly commended
Artshow: Hamillton North Rotary art Show
Award: Best Austrailian Seascape/ Townscape
Artshow: Oak Hill Gallery Members Exhibition
Title: Prospect Of Whitby Pub London
Award: Best in Show
Sponsor: Tallis Foundation
Artshow: Corinella Art Show
Title: Lady Nelson Near Cape Woolamai
Award: First Bass Shire Historical Subject
Sponsor: Bass Shire
Artshow: Oak Hill Gallery Members Exhibition
Award: Best in Show