Approved: 16.08.2006

Kathy Ramsay Carr

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I am an abstract landscape painter. My paintings are of spatial landscape which evoke a sense of peace and timelessness. Light and colour play a large part to create an atmosphere of solitude and contemplation.

The canvas is built up slowly in transparent layers of paint to portray water, land and sky, often over layers of gesso and wax. Much of my inspiration comes from walking along the coastlines

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  • Location: Cullompton, South West
  • Activities: Private commissions
  • Categories: Painting
  • Tags: oil, texture, abstract landscape painting
 

Biography

I am an abstract landscape painter. My paintings are of spatial landscape which evoke a sense of peace and timelessness. Light and colour play a large part to create an atmosphere of solitude and contemplation. The canvas is built up slowly in transparent layers of paint to portray water, land and sky, often over layers of gesso and wax. Much of my inspiration comes from walking along the coastlines of northern Cornwall, Devon, Wales and Scotland. Living in Mexico eight years and being fully integrated in the language and culture, having trained as a graphic designer, I can work well to deadlines. Now in recent years I am more influenced by nature and walking along coastlines and on Dartmoor. Favourite painter: Peter Lanyon I studied graphic design, printmaking and illustration at Bath Academy of Art from 1971 to 1975. I worked in Mexico City from 1976 to 1984 as a graphic designer and illustrator in a design company, a few years later becoming Head of Graphic Design in the Cultural Institute of the National University of Mexico. I returned to the UK in 1984 and have been painting since. I exhibit widely in the UK and have worked to commission for both private and corporate clients as well as art consultancies.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2009 - Devon Open Studios, Artist's studio in Kerswell, Cullompton, East Devon, Kerswell 2008 - Rock around the Coast, The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, South Hams, Devon 2007 - New Paintings, Morgan-Boyce Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire 2004 - House and Gardens Fair, Olympia, London 2003 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London 2002 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London Group exhibitions 2010 - Affordable Art Fair, The Old Passenger Shed, Bristol 2010 - Art London, Chelsea, London 2010 - Capturing Nature, Fiumano Fine Arts, London 2010 - Changing Exhibitions of work, Inspires Gallery, Oxford 2010 - Changing Exhibitions of work, The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, near Plymouth, Devon 2010 - Coast, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2010 - Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh 2010 - Summer Exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol 2009 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2009 - Changing Exhibitions of work, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff 2009 - Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow 2009 - Hackwood Arts Festival, Hackwood Farm, Tunworth, Basingstoke, Hants 2008 - Morgan-Boyce Contemporary Art, Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire 2004 - Two man show, Hutson Gallery, Sackville Street, London 2003 - Two man show, Hutson Gallery, Sackville Street, London 2002 - Two woman show, CCA Galleries, Albemarle Street, London Private commissions 2006 - Painting on canvas 100 x 100 cm, For an Interior Designer, County Kerry, Ireland Corporate commissions 2009 - paintings for interior/dining area, SMC Art Consultancy, Norwegian Cruise Liner