Carolyn's Flowers by Jane Ramsey

Special Viewing of Jane Ramsey Watercolors

We are excited to share that “Carolyn’s Flowers” by Jane Ramsey was juried into the Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper. For a limited time, this original painting will be on exhibit and you may purchase limited edition prints at Simons Fine Art Gallery. Congratulations Jane!

Carolyn's Flowers by Jane Ramsey

Simons Fine Art Interview with Watercolor Artist Jane Ramsey

Jane Ramsey has been a favorite artist  and customer of ours since the first day we met her. She graciously accepted our request to share some insight into what inspires her to pick up a paint brush. If you feel like us when you look at her amazing paintings, you may appreciate some of these tidbits!

See more at www.JaneRamsey.com

Enjoy! ~PL

You are a prolific Bucks County painter with a professional discipline and effortless style. What things are important to you to be able to produce so much work?

I am so blessed to be warmly welcomed by the farming community in Bedminster Township. I have two farms in particular that I spend a lot of time at. Having these “go-to” places is wonderful because I don’t have to spend extra time looking for places to paint. Like old friends, there’s a comfort and familiarity in returning to these farms to paint — I know I can always find inspiration and set up to paint quickly. Often, while painting one scene, I discover another view or see the light from a different time of day and then I remember that for my next visit.

What motivates you to pick a subject?

I am inspired by light and color. Shadows and the play of light capture my attention and that is often what draws me to pick a subject.

Did you always work in watercolor as your primary medium?

Yes, watercolor is my true passion. I love the spontaneity of the medium – there is always an element of surprise in how the paint behaves. I love it! It’s so portable and easy to take anywhere.

Who are the artists that inspire you from the past? And present?

Past artists – Andrew Wyeth, Sargeant, Vuillard, Ranulph Bye.

Present artists – Aaron Cordell, Marc Hanson, Ian Ramsay, Dean Mitchell

If you weren’t an artist, what other work would you pursue?

Most likely early education – I love working with children and both my parents were teachers.

What do you dream of painting that you haven’t painted yet?

On my bucket list is a trip to paint on Monhegan Island – I have always been inspired by work I have seen from artists who paint there.