Apart from his training many years ago as an engineer draughtsman Ron Moody has had no formal art tuition. Although he has always been interested in visual art he didn’t start painting until 1995. Early retirement four years later enabled him to devote more time to his ‘hobby‘ which has now developed to the point where he is able to sell his work.
He has developed a distinctive style of his own that has proved popular with the buying public over the past few years. His first (solo) exhibition was Hampshire Open Studios 2005. Since then he has participated in a number of local exhibitions including ‘The Best of Hampshire Artists’ event held at Hilliers Arboretum. The Salisbury Playhouse Gallery, The Fisherton Mill Beams Gallery in Salisbury and at the Eastleigh Museum.
Ron says “My art is not intended to be serious. I use bright primary colours to create paintings in a quirky style. My subjects are varied but I mostly enjoy painting architecture, townscapes, harbours and nautical scenes – mainly in watercolour.”
“I also use acrylics applied thickly with a knife together with mixed media and collage.”
Ron can be found demonstrating his unique style at the Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2015 on Sunday afternoon (26th April 2015) between 1pm and 3:30pm.