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.

Yesterday’s demo for the students of the Duxbury highschool in Massachusetts. Facade of the Santa Maria Novella Cathedral. 70x90cm.


Demo for Duxbury Highschool in Florence.


Demo for Duxbury Highschool in Florence.


My first charcoal portrait in almost 10 years. Evening light study of my dear friend Katie who is visiting from Boston. 70x50cm. Florence, Italy.


Calle de la Tiña. 60x50cm. Granada, Spain. 2008.


Detail of one of my latest works.


Painting the Old Gate… Florence, Italy.