Welcome to Montville Art Gallery

Ron Van Gennip
Ron was born in Katoomba in 1950 to artistic parents who moved from Holland to Sydney. He was encouraged to draw, sketch and pursue the wonders of his childhood amid the majestic visuals of the famous Blue Mountains.At the age of eighteen, Ron accepted a three-year working scholarship with the Sydney Technical College. For the next twelve years he worked with a prominent commercial art firm in Sydney. At the same time he also studied with the Drummoyne Art Society, which was then guided by the most noted and heralded of Australian Impressionists, Joshua Smith. Ron undertook further studies with Robert Hagan and Rex Newell, two leading Australian artists.Eventually Ron gave up commercial art to concentrate on fine art; in particular he sought to uncover the secrets that enabled Streeton and McCubbin to be known as the kings of the "Golden Era" of Australian Art. His observations helped him gain his present focal point. As the artist says "Its all about nostalgia and a place in time. What inspired them now inspires me".His sweeping landscapes frequently feature children as a focal point, reminding us of our lost innocence. Today, Van Gennips sensitive figural work continues to be deeply rooted in the romantic, Impressionist tradition. His paintings are expressions of grace, restlessness and poetic beauty. His clever use of light and the originality of his concepts make Rons paintings very much in demand.Ron has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia, as well as selected group exhibitions in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and the United States.
'A Day We'll Both Remember'
Media:
Oil on stretched canvas
Price:
$2500 AUD
Image Size:
60cm by 75cm
Frame Size:
82cm by 97cm
Stock no:
26172
"It Couldn't Be Better"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1300 AUD
Image Size:
45cm by 35cm
Frame Size:
66cm by 56cm
Stock no:
25806
"The Two of Us"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1300 AUD
Image Size:
35cm by 45cm
Frame Size:
56cm by 66cm
Stock no:
25805
"Not too Sure"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1850 AUD
Image Size:
50cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
71cm by 82cm
Stock no:
25804
"A Day to Remember"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1300 AUD
Image Size:
35cm by 45cm
Frame Size:
56cm by 66cm
Stock no:
25803
"What a Pleasant Surprise"
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$2500 AUD
Image Size:
75cm by 60cm
Frame Size:
96cm by 81cm
Stock no:
25676
'I Think This One!'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$1950 AUD
Image Size:
60cm by 50cm
Frame Size:
81cm by 71cm
Stock no:
25164