Roslyn Ramsay, Acrylic & Watercolour Painter
Water is a mystery of illusive elements of transformation, energy and light that stimulates my imagination. The translucency, reflection and visual depth, created by the changing light and surrounding landscape, play a vital role in my creative process.
While I focus on these reflected trace elements and the fragmented imagery that spontaneously appear in various forms on fluid motion; I am intrigued by other opposing linear features that juxtapose the surface wave patterns.
Digital images of my experiences are a starting point that I reference when composing a new painting and activate the memories of that moment.
I intuitively respond to the impulsive energy and reflected light through emotive brush and palette knife in acrylic paint on stretched canvas. The exploration of water’s imagery has led me to utilize other mediums and cultivate mixed media works on canvas or wood panel.
I search for my connection to nature and question our coexistence and the environmental changes that transform the landscape.
Roslyn Ramsay, a Canadian visual artist, has developed an expressive technique that reflects her fascination with water’s transitional elements of energy and movement. Her watercolour and acrylic paintings reflect her connection with nature and a sensitivity to the natural esthetics of water. Her paintings are influenced by her travel experiences across North America and living on northern lakes.
Her studies began in Graphic Design & Communications, photography, printmaking, portraiture and ceramics and further studies through the OAG program mentors in painting and printmaking. Ramsay was artist in residence from 2013- 2015 for the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival.
She has received support from the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grants for three solo exhibits, one of which was at Kitchener City Hall in 2012.
From 2015-2020, she has been a member of the Art District Gallery artist co-operative that supports local professional artists in the Waterloo Region.
As a member of Saatchi Art, an International Association of artists, she has work in collections throughout North America and had her painting featured on the NPQ Quarterly magazine cover in 2018 in Boston Mass. USA.
Roslyn’s portrait and painting commissions display a unique understanding of her subjects and she has work in corporate and private collections in Canada, U.S. and Britain.