Ken Moroney

British ( b.1949 )


  • Oil on board
  • Signed lower right

Image size 12.6 inches x 15 inches ( 32cm x 38cm )
Frame size 15.9 inches x 18.3 inches ( 40.5cm x 46.5cm )

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Sold by Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Ken Moroney signed under the pseudonym J.J. Bellman.
The painting is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame.

Ken Moroney was born on the 14th February 1949 in South London to Anglo Irish parents. He works mainly in oils and although his work is varied he favours romantic subjects of Edwardian times. His main medium is oils.

He has travelled extensively and spent 2 years working for major galleries in New York. The Royal Academy nominated him in 1976 as being one of the few promising young artists to emerge this century: "Ken Moroney has considerable talent, any painting purchased now can only be seen as a sound long term investment." He is self-taught and is now considered a major force in British impressionism, known for his bold use of colour and style. He is documented as producing a host of work using the pseudonym JJ Bellman probably for works designated for the USA market.

Ken Moroneys’ work currently hangs in many important collections and he has had paintings exhibited at The Royal Academy (London), The Beau (Paris) and the Kline Galleries (Canada). He has had a number of one-man exhibitions in major London galleries. He has lived in France, but now continues to paint from studios in Kew, London.

This original oil on board painting shows a typical harvest scene, in the days before mechanical assistance on the farm. The corn has been cut. In the middle ground are two men on a cart stacking hay by hand with pitchforks. Two great carthorses wait patiently in the late summer sun for the next load to be stacked. In the foreground are three huge haystacks. It is late summer and the sun is low in the sky, giving the whole scene a wonderful mellow golden glow. The pale turquoise sky is the perfect balance for this wholesome scene.