A new exhibition of stunning, serene landscapes around the Serranía de Ronda has gone on display at hotel/restaurant Molino del Santo, in Benaojan.
The collection of 16 oil paintings by Arriate resident Raymond Ward demonstrates his obvious influence of artist J.M.W.Turner.
Turner’s style is clearly reflected in the luminosity of his huge skies over the beautiful mountain ranges and villages of the Serranías.
Ward, who spends much of the year in the area, has led a fascinating life, which has included coaching many Olympic rowers.
“Most of my life I have climbed mountains, travelled in the Arctic, sailed and coached rowing,” he says. “I paint mainly with my fingers prob-ably because it replicates holding an ice axe, ropes of a sailing dinghy, the handle of a rowing blade…”
The exhibition is open every day until the end of April. All the paintings are for sale.