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Ron Sims: Paint index

An index of Rons' paintings in chronological order

All prices are current, all measurements are approximate.

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Arise The Equinox Ram And Sun (2013)

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  • Painting
  • 14 x 14 inches / 35.56 x 35.56cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Currently in a private collection

+ Shown and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2013. This image follows a larger painting version that was used for the progressive rock group 'Chrome Hoof' for the design on their latest vinyl and CD covers, published in October 2013. The Ram image relates to the groups name and the costumes sometimes worn on stage. A kind of New Age effect and the natural order of the universe.

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Cat and Bin (2011)

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  • Painting
  • 26 x 20 inches / 66.04 x 50.80cms
  • Acrylic on canvas under glass
  • £975.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ an image which shows a more complete animal with an object and a suggested building in the background. The image includes a platform for other descriptive imagery placed on top making the inanimate humanised towards the animate. Exhibited at New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London, 2011

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Young Spectacled Schoolboy (2011)

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  • Painting
  • 26 x 24 inches / 66.04 x 60.96cms
  • Acrylic on canvas under glass
  • £975.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ from an earlier image reworked with more vibrant colour effects. The forms relate to hole-through ideas and some added forms from another recent painting entitled Gulping Spectacled Schoolboy. Exhibited at New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London, 2011

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Cool Maternal Rotundas (2011)

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  • Painting
  • 6 x 10 inches / 15.24 x 25.40cms
  • Acrylic on canvas under glass
  • £825.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ from a series based on life drawing, originally ideas formed while studying the model with geometrical forms in the famous semi-circular life drawing room at the Royal Academy Schools. A similar image was included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011, shown in room 5, curated by Tess Jaray RA

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Extended Yellow Winter Deer (2011)

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  • Painting
  • 48 x 24 inches / 121.92 x 60.96 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £1200.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ from a series of Deer and Moose images where forms are situated on a platform shape. The design itself has sharp diagonals emphasised by the narrow horizontal proportions, and there is a contrast between the thin structure of the antlers against the more solid head form. The Deer animal conjures up a link with our ancient past and the psychology of ancient folklore

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Yellow Winter Deer (2011)

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  • Painting
  • 24 x 21 inches / 60.96 x 53.34 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Private collection

+ this image relates to a feeling of winter with a sharp lemon yellow - the forms are from an ongoing series of objects arranged on a platform, seen from below in a sharp diagonal design.

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Bluewater Bath Seal (2009)

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  • Painting
  • 29 x 35 inches / 73 x 88 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £950.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ The starting point for this image has been worked from the photo silkscreen Black Five Bath Seal, where an abstraction from the original collage effect has taken place. The painting has more added tones to increase the 3D depth.

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Yellow Winter Mouse (2009)

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  • Painting
  • 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £750.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Green Clacton Cat (2008)

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  • Painting
  • 18 x 12 inches / 45.7 x 30.5 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £650.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Orange Uzès Arena Street Bulls, Provence (2008)

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  • Painting
  • 48 x 30 inches / 120 x 75 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £1,200.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ Inspired by seeing the annual Bull Run through the market town of Uzès in Provence, France; and designed mid-flight between Nîmes and Stansted. This painting relates to a series of whole animal designs and is based on a thin-form 'sheet' format.

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Red Bird (2008)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 12 inches / 30.5 x 30.5 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £650.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Aerial Antlered Moose (2007)

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  • Painting
  • 9 x 12 inches / 22 x 30 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £450.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ Deer and moose images have gradually developed alongside horse designs. This is a portrait of a moose, although full-length ideas have also been designed. The title plays on the letter a - and makes a Surreal reference between TV aerials as thin structures not unlike the balance and growth of deer antlers.

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Blue Uzès Street Bulls, Provence (2007)

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  • Painting
  • 18 x 12 inches / 45.72 x 30.48 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • With Andrew D'Arcy Fine Art (priced at £800)

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Elephant Torso (2007)

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  • Painting
  • 42 x 40 inches / 106.6 x 101.6 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £950.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Howling Dog and Moon (2007)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 08 inches / 30 x 20 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £350.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Red Prophet and Moon (2007)

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  • Painting
  • 18 x 12 inches / 45.7 x 30.5 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • With Andrew D'Arcy Fine Art (priced at £450)

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Vicarage Dog (2006)

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  • Painting
  • 20 x 18 inches / 50.80 x 45.72 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Currently in private collection

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Pregnant Dog and Moon (2005 tbc)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 9 inches / 30 x 23 cms
  • Acrylic on board
  • Currently in a private collection

+ Exhibited as part of Brush with Words at Cheltenham in Gloucestershire: a collaborative exhibition between the Royal Academy Schools Alumni (RASA) and The Border Poets from Shropshire.

The images and poems were exhibited together and this painting was inspired by a pregnant theme: using the see-through form of an animal to reveal the unborn inside - with exterior imagery in the same design.

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Red French Racing Cyclist Head (2003)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 9 inches / 30 x 23 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas (glass box framed)
  • £400.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ Relates to earliest designs for head forms, although exploring hole-through designs for basic head structures - also sculpture-inspired by the 'hollowed out' images of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

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Twin Springer Spaniels (2001)

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  • Painting
  • 4 x 3 inches / 10 x 7 cms
  • Acrylic on card on board, framed under glass
  • From £450.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ A colour work-out for a larger final commission (24 x 15 inches / 61 x 38 cms, acrylic on canvas), which is held in a private collection.

I was introduced to these two Springer Spaniels in a back of a Land Rover by the owner, who wanted me to get to know these 2 friendly dogs and paint their portraits in an imaginative way; as a double portrait! He also gave me a photograph as reference. After many sketches the image developed - partly as a hollowed-out labyrinth using 'Springer Spaniel' dog proportions.

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Yawning Dog (2001)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 7 inches / 30 x 18 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £450.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ An image from the 'single head' series developed from tall rectangular forms, suggesting movement from an otherwise static image. A tonal colour scheme within a singular black line format.

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Purple Running Dish Dog (1999)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 08 inches / 30 x 20 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £250.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Laurel and Hardy (1993)

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  • Commission
  • Painting
  • 24 x 21 inches / 60 x 53 cms
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • Currently in a private collection

+ A commissioned image of the two early cinema stars, requested in my style. I normally work from self detachment for designs, so this was quite difficult. I looked at videos, photos etc. until some ideas came e.g. Laurel has pulled Hardy's hat down so hard, that his hair is showing through the flipped up top!

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Nude Man and Telephone Booth (1993)

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  • Painting
  • 12 x 09 inches / 30.48 x 22.86 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Currently in private collection

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Sprung Perched Night Owl (1987)

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  • Painting
  • 15 x 24 inches / 38 x 61 cms
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • Currently in a private collection

+ From a series of 'platform' images where a collection of forms 'sit' on top. Inspired by still-life on tabletops eg. works by William Scott. Sold in 2003 at Christies, London at a charity auction on behalf of Cancer UK. Previously shown during 2002 in Florence, Italy at the Modigliani Centre as part of the Serious Pleasure exhibition (Royal Academy Schools Alumni Association - now RASA).

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Spectacled Schoolboy (1985)

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  • Painting
  • 24 x 15 inches / 61 x 38 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £650.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ An image from the 'single head' series, where the forms have a visual thickness compared with later designs where a single edge denotes a thinner form. The eye shapes 'double up' with the spectacle forms which appear to be on the outside of a stereotype schoolboy cap. Bright abstracted colour scheme within graded thick and thin black lines against a white background.

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Doric Eyed Dog (1983)

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  • Painting
  • 24 x 18 inches / 60 x 45 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • £750.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

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Typewriter Dog (1981)

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  • Painting
  • 24 x 21 inches / 61 x 53 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Currently in private collection

+ A mixture of images between a living form and a machine from the 'single head' series. The eye forms appear as a layered sliding piece of equipment typical of the now, old fashioned typing machines. A more subdued subtle abstracted colour scheme within graded black lines against a white background

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Green Breasted Girl (1969)

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  • Painting
  • 48 x 36 inches / 121 x 91 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Currently in private collection

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Red Girl (1969)

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  • Painting
  • 48 x 36 inches / 121 x 91 cms
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Currently in private collection

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T Junction Head (1969)

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  • Painting
  • 48 x 36 inches / 122 x 91 cms
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • Currently in private collection

+ An early 'head' image painted at the RA Schools and sold at the 1970 'Premiums' exhibition held in the main galleries of the Royal Academy.

A long-standing annual exhibition; 'Premiums' showcases work of second year students studying at the Royal Academy Schools - and so highlights some of the best contemporary painting and sculpture being produced by art students in the UK.

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All prices are current. All measurements are approximate. This index of Ron's work is a work in progress.