Ian Ramsey

Ian M. Ramsey was born in Farnborough, Kent England in 1948. His early life was spent in England, Eastern Canada, Ohio, and Utah.

His higher education consists of a Bachelors degree in history at the University of Utah in 1970 and a Masters in Architecture at the same university in 1972. He has practiced architecture in the United States and Great Britain, and is licensed in the State of Utah.

Ian’s desire to pursue painting caused him to resign his profession as an architect in 1979 and since that time he has been a full time artist. His works are presently displayed in five galleries throughout Utah, Nevada, California, and Idaho.

He has had numerous one-man shows, has participated in the Utah and Park City Arts Festivals and is a regular participant in the Dixie College Annual Art Show, the Utah State Fair, and various other art exhibitions. He has taught watercolor at the Salt Lake Art Center and has conducted numerous watercolor demonstrations and workshops throughout the western United States. He has also had occasion to be an art show juror.

Ian is primarily a watercolor artist in the traditional English style. His favorite subject matter includes the English landscape, English harbours and sailing vessels, the harbours of the Pacific Northwest, and the landscape of Northern Utah, Idaho, and Montana.

His work can be described as selectively realistic, intense, atmospherically active and colorful. His paintings are presently held in collections all over the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Japan, and Australia.

A number of his works are now in print and are distributed internationally by Sage Publications