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!
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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.