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Filipino master’s exhibit in Sydney

BY MARILIE BOMEDIANO – Sydney: THE latest collection of fine art by Sydney master painter Ramon Coloma continues its extended exhibit at the Arthouse Hotel at Pitt Street in the CBD.

Ramon Coloma, Marilie Bomendiano, Arthouse
Author at Ramon Coloma’s exhibit

 The exhibit, ‘Timeless Glimpses’, opened in the Verge Room of the hotel in August 2021 and was scheduled to close at the end of January 2022.

 The Arthouse decided to extend the exhibit indefinitely due to the pandemic effect on the CBD.

  Coloma said that, as always, he strived to create and depict life-giving art pieces.

 “In life, we experience brief, passing glimpses of images or ideas, and yet these brief passing views direct us to life-giving truth, goodness and beauty,” he said.

 “These glimpses help us capture beautiful memories.”

Situated in the heart of the CBD, The ArtHouse Hotel exudes inner-city retro chic. The heritage-listed venue dates back to 1836 when it served as The School of Arts. Therefore it has a name synonymous with art, music and entertainment.

Elegantly refurbished to reflect its heritage, original features of this distinctive building are evident in the high arched windows, impressive ceilings and stunning fireplaces.

This popular CBD watering hole caters for everything from a quick after-work drink to corporate functions, weddings, birthdays and group dinners. Also regularly hosting life drawing classes, music nights, and seasonal events.

Food and drink specials all week, plus lunch and dinner menus and bar food. You’ll find all the craft beers international spirits and a wine list featuring mostly Australian drops- many available by the glass. Or something a little more special ask at the bar for the well-priced cocktails

Mon Coloma is a Contemporary Realist Artist specialising in life-giving art. He has sold paintings to clients from the Philippines, Australia, U.S.A., Japan, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.

His very first one-man show was held at the Heritage Art Centre, Philippines in 1979. Successes of the first show were followed by a series of one-man shows held in Singapore and Australia.

Courtesy call on Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorley

Mon founded the International Artists League, an informal group of artists devoted to creating empowering art in all styles of painting and sculpture. This group is open to all artists of different persuasions and art styles from around the world who support the group’s objectives of creating life-giving art.

Mon also took part in a number of group art exhibitions at diferent prestigious venues, including the National Museum, Manila; Yuchengco Museum, Makati; Philippine Consulate, in Sydney to name a few.

Mon Coloma’s paintings on display at The Arthouse, Sydney at 275 Pitt Street of Sydney CBD.

His most recent exhibition with Philippines’ top artists was held in Yuchengco Museum, Makati.

Mon migrated to Australia in 1988 and actively taught and conducted art workshops through Charisma Fine Art in Sydney, Australia. He was also invited to judge art competitions and other art events.

In 2013, he held a successful one-man art exhibition titled “Portraits of Success” which paid tribute to internationaly famous and inspirational people. This was held at The Verge, Arthouse Hotel in Sydney. This exhibit initiated a series of “Portraits of Success” exhibitions which will continue to be shown in different parts of Australia and other countries.

At the opening of Coloma’s one-man exhibit at Yuchengco Museum

Mon Coloma’s coffee-table book presentation to Ambassador Antonio Morales in Singapore

Mon also published his first book – a coffee-table art book, featuring paintings from his “Portraits of Success” exhibition. The namesake book was successfully launched in Sydney, Australia and the Philippines. He has created a new book, titled “Art of Wisdom”, presenting his recent paintings and expressing empowering messages that will soon be published.

Mon is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Fellowship of Christians in Portraiture, U.S.A. He received the 2011 Visual Arts Award presented by Filipino Australian Artistic and Cultural Endeavour Society.

His Ivice to artists, who are yet to establish themselves, is “to believe only in positive comments and disregard negative criticisms. Otherwise, their own personal style will be hampered. They need to feel free in expresing their personal style of art and not to suppress creativity, while still respecting the beliefs and rights of others.”

The Arthouse has been the home of his work for over 6months and will be taken down when the building has its renovations done at the end of march. His work has been a staple here and provides a unique and satisfying atmosphere for when patrons visit and enjoy delicious food and drink.

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