Artist Ramona Dooley

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The Artist Says:

"My plein air painting began after watching the WorldScape series on PBS in 1993, which featured world-renowned marine artist, John Stobart.  I was so excited about the series that I decided to write him a letter.  John's strongest advice was to paint on location.  My first plein air painting was difficult - it was an exhausting 3 hour session for 4 days.  Perhaps I should have used a smaller canvas!  But in time I became more relaxed, quicker with my brushstrokes and very ecstatic about on-site painting.  I have even noticed a transformation in my studio work, as those paintings now appear fresh and alive.  As I continue to watch the countless changes created by light and shadow, I am compelled to capture all the wondrous beauty I see.  These observations are my foundation and continuously develop my intuitive knowledge of drawing and painting."  I believe John Stobart's advice was the biggest positive influence on my painting career."

Collectors Say:

"I have loved paintings all of my life and have only recently been in a position to start collecting. I knew I would have a reaction to Ramona’s painting when I saw it for the first time but it simply took my breath away. I honestly felt I was looking at the work of a master!! It’s more than a little gem, it’s a treasure and it will be well loved and admired in its new home in New Zealand."  - Sian F. (New Zealand)
"Ramona has captured the magic of a twilight moment between daylight and dark in "Waterloo Village Evening". A snow covered hill glows with colors, and the delicate lace of shadows from winter bare branches falls across the landscape. Weatherworn buildings share this peaceful scene with all the beauties of nature - a single twinkling window draws the viewer's eye to the point where woods melt into sky. I am so fortunate to be able to delight in this little jewel of a painting every day -- it will bring joy for many years to come."  - Carol K.
"I looked out my daughter's kitchen window and there in her garden, I saw these few lovely rosebuds - the last of the season. I immediately ran outside, first to have one last sniff at their fragrance, then gently cut them away from their mother branch. Yes, I was going to enjoy these last beauties as long as they lived. Then, an idea occurred to me - why not have them immortalized in a painting, and that is exactly what I set out to do. The very next day my friend, Ramona Dooley, whose paintings are renowned, was kind enough and up to this task. Therefore, this oil painting of my beloved 'rosebuds', now reside in my daughter's lovely home, which is enjoyed by friends and family alike. My sincere thanks and appreciation to you, Ramona." - Adriana Z.


"It is both a constant challenge and continuing inspiration to successfully paint on canvas a portion of God's Masterpiece.  Because Nature is my teacher, I believe my paintings are living paintings so I call them PAINTINGS WITH A HEARTBEAT(t).  When I go outdoors to paint, I absorb Nature - the Creator's Masterpiece - to breathe life into my paintings." ©2010 -Ramona Dooley
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised. Ps 113:3 
Ramona (Ribaudo) Dooley is a Four Seasons Plein Air Painter and a strong advocate for painting outdoors. She has a delicate, pretty and joyous style without succumbing to illustrative temptations.  Her studio works, while decidedly impressionistic in style, are based on plein air studies and photographs. 
Dooley is a nationally recognized artist and a multi - national award winner.


Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Ps 29:2
A TRIBUTE TO MY KING ©2018 (Poetry by Ramona Dooley)
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