Ron Moss has been deeply interested in Eastern art and philosophy from an early age. He has pursued this interest through extensive reading and through the study of Japanese writing forms including haiku. He also studies and practices martial arts, Zen meditation, sumi-e (ink painting) and haiga (an art form that combines haiku and watercolour painting) and has exhibited in several exhibitions.
Ronís ink paintings were recently included in Heronís Nest first haiku anthology and his haiga and artwork appear in many hardcopy publications including Paper Wasp, Reeds, Moonset and Ribbons.
His work has been translated into several languages and is widely published in journals and anthologies. He has won numerous awards both within Australia and overseas (including Japan). He is one of Australiaís best known exponents of haiku and haiga and enjoys collaborating with other poets and artists.
A collection of his haiku was recently in Red Moonís A New Resonance 4 and his haiku and haibun were included in the 2005 anthology Inside the Mirror.
He is a member and a past Secretary of The Australian Haiku Society (HaikuOz) and has judged haiku competitions including Yellow Moonís International Haiku Competition and co-edited Famous Reporterís haiku section.
Ron resides in Tasmania, an island state of Australia and a place of stunning wilderness that inspires his art and poetry and as part of the local Mountain Festival has lead haiku walks there. He lives in the mountains in a place called Leslie Vale with his wife, Sharon, and their dogs. Working in the film and photography department in the Tasmania Archives, he is also a volunteer fire-fighter.
Links to his recent work can be found in the Simply Haiku Archives including an Interview by New Zealandís Patricia Prime.
Also his own portfolio can be found at www.ronmoss.com
And recent work at his Fickr site : http://www.flickr.com/photos/31023059@N00/