Author Archives: Ramón van der Ven

About Ramón van der Ven

"My work has no planning. I go through life and I observe. When I see something that moves me, be it a light on the corner of coffee table, or a person, I will make an effort to paint it. Not the coffee table, or the person... But that something about these moments that moves me... During the painting itself, I clear myself of all thinking, and I just paint." Ramón van der Ven was born in Breda, The Netherlands on the 15th of June, 1980. He has been dedicated to his devotion for painting and sculpting ever since the early age of 18, not allowing any form of artistic education to keep his artistic abilities from blooming as natural as possible. All his work (without exception) is done from life. No photographs or any other kind of media are used in the shaping of his work. Ramón van der Ven lives in Italy.

Blanket study. Charcoal. 48x32cm.

Old balustrade. Pencil and pen & ink on Ingres paper. 25x35cm. Venice, Italy.

Another drawing I did in Venice of an old balustrade by the Grand Canal.

Gondola docked at the canal.

One of the many drawings I did in Venice during my last stay there. Gondola docked at the canal. Pencil on Ingres paper. 35x25cm. Venice, Italy.

One of my last paintings of this year, Venetian washerwoman walking on by. 70x90cm. Venice, Italy. Wishing you all the best wishes and a lot of magic and inspiration for the next year!

Portrait of my good friend and fellow painter, Judson Monroe. Oil on canvas. 70x50cm. Florence, Italy.

Chiesa dei Gesuiti. 90x70cm. Venice, Italy