Hunters Hill Romantics exhibition captures landscapes and seascapes

Maritime artist and Romantic Ian Hansen as seen by acclaimed photographer Danielle Butters.

The Ninth Annual Romantics Art Exhibition will be held at the Hunters Hill Town Hall from Friday, September 7 until Sunday, September 9.

The exhibition opens of Friday night from 5pm and continues on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

It features an outstanding display of Romantic paintings from Werner Filipich, Ian Hansen, James Hough, Max Mannix and Ramon Ward-Thompson

Exhibition coordinator Adrian Black said it has something from everyone with affordable miniatures to major works.

“Ian Hansen’s paintings take you on a intimate journey into the majesty of the sea,” he said.

“As a veteran sailor Ian has a love and respect for the power and beauty of the ocean.

“When viewing a Hansen you at once lose yourself and find yourself, set adrift in the wilds of creation.”

Mr Black said James Hough has successfully combined both a passion for wildlife and his life long interests in Fine Art, while

Max Mannix captures life in the outback.

“Max’s paintings are vibrant stories, often larrikin tales of living in the bush,” he said.

“His unique style and palette screams of the quintessential vernacular that is at the heart of Australian life.”

Ramon Ward-Thompson is a true romantic impressionistic painter capturing the beauty of Australia and Europe with his deliberately limited palette.

“Over the decades of painting Ramon has refined a skill that interprets a scene, that captures the inner memory of place with an almost dream like quality.”

Werner Filipich is a dedicated traditionalist painting mainly in oils and specialising in rural and coastal scenes.

“A Filipich painting has space and a freedom, expressing seemingly effortlessly the beauty of the Australian landscape. Werner’s works are sold the world over with many paintings adorning countless walls,” he said.