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Ron Marshall

Biography

Ron Marshall, an Australian traditional, realist artist of considerable skill, was born in 1938 and grew up in Sydney. Because of his artistic skills he began his sign writers apprenticeship at the age of 14 years and 10 months. 

Ron was always experimenting to find new and better ways to achieve the results he sought, and some of his discoveries soon became normal practice in the trade. Ron was much respected in the sign trade for his high standard of workmanship and artistic skills.

It wasn't long before Ron turned his attention to fine art. He associated or painted with such well-known traditional landscape artists as Doug Sealy, Les Graham and Robert Wilson.

He earned the nickname of "Rainmaker" because it always seemed to rain whenever he came with them on a camping trip on which they intended to paint on site.

Ron was fascinated by the techniques of the Old Masters, such as Rubens and Rembrandt, and studied their methods, used the same materials, and experimented with their techniques. During this stage he produced numerous copies of these masterpieces. 

He continued in the sign writing trade for over 40 years until retiring for health reasons in 1995 when he moved to Mackay, Queensland and began thinking about doing some serious painting.

He met Jennifer Jowett in a local gallery, together the won the Mackay Airport Mural Competition in 1996, and were married in 2000. Since then they have combined their interest in local Australian history, landscape and horses in their Mount Britton Collection of paintings. In 2006 they and moved to the southern Queensland town of Warwick.

Now Ron uses what he calls the "Mixed Technique", using acrylics, alkyds and oils. To this day he is still experimenting with paint in order to achieve the effects he wants.

Ron, has combined his interest in horses and Australian Military heritage and is currently working on a series of “The Australian Light Horse”.  Fine Art Prints of one of his paintings “The Charge” have found their way to… USA Cavalry Museum at Little Bighorn, USA; Australian Light Horse Museum at Beer Sheba, Israel;

Art Awards

Ron has never kept record of his exhibitions or awards before his alliance with Jennifer, however he did have a sell-out exhibition of his landscapes at Kirrabilli in the 1970’s, and has sold paintings to the Australian Prime Ministers Department.  He is not keen on entering competitions but has recently shown locally.

2009- Warwick Show -First Prize Landscape

2008- Warwick Show -Second Prize -Landscape

2007 Warwick Art Group Exhibition- Peoples Popular Choice

2006 Warwick Art Prize - Commended

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Jennifer:

I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
michael-j-martin Mike

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Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.