This is a very nice original oil painting by contemporary British artist, Ron Cavalla. "By The Church” is a beautiful old world style scene complete with church tower rising above the landscape surrounding the tranquil lake as two men sit fishing. The art measures 5” x 3 1/2” and the modern gold frame is 11” x 9 1/2”. The art is signed in the lower right. Both art and frame are in excellent condition. To help protect the art, bottom mat, backing and hinging are acid free, plus the glass is conservation clear to block out 98% of the UV rays.
Biography: Ronald Cavalla was born in Camden Town, London in 1940, one of thirteen children. His father was a market trader who worked on Berwick Street and Covent Garden markets in London. From an early age he enjoyed drawing, painting and modeling in clay but at first a career in art seemed out of the question. For some years he worked as a meter reader in the West End, frequently visiting Bond Street art galleries, and it was here that he first experienced the works of the Old Masters and felt particularly drawn to those of the Dutch School, particularly the seascapes. Over many years Cavalla studied the works of the Masters and learned the techniques of the artists. He has had no formal training whatsoever but has a wonderful gift that has been honed by observation. He now specializes in small seascapes, in oils, which capture the spirit and quality of a bygone era. Ron Cavalla's artwork is sold internationally, and he is listed on ArtNet; AskArt & Artprice.