I am in the throws of Inktober and commissions for Christmas. It’s always a busy time of year and comes on the back of a busy time with a great collaboration with my friend, poet, singer and actor, Phil Sculthorpe. We produced an installation titled “Poetry meets Myriorama” for the recent Darlington Arts Festival. A myriorama is a set of illustrations drawn in such a way that, in whatever sequence they are laid, they still create a coherent picture. Phil coupled the pieces with short poetic observations about the people, places and history of Darlington taking their inspiration from Japanese verse forms. Each have their own rules of composition. However, more important than the rules, is the brief – serious or humorous – moment of insight that these poems aim to bring. We have produced a set of art cards to celebrate our huge success. I’ve added them to my for prints and art cards section, a bargain at £12 plus p&p with £2 going to a local charity. Perfect for Christmas stocking fillers.
I am a member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators. You can see my page on their website at https://www.sai.org.uk/illustrator/brianramsey/
Any architects, developers, contractors or clients looking for architectural illustrations for bids, submissions, planning applications or something to spice up a conference room then please get in touch through the SAI site or my own contact page.
I have taken out the painting holidays in France. Clearly they are not happening in 2021. Once Mark and I have had a chance to discuss our thoughts for 2022 and beyond I will update the page.
Sky Arts went free-to-air (FTA) on 17th September 2020. Sky Arts is the UK’s only channel dedicated to the arts and culture; and by going FTA, they hope to bring more of the arts to more people.
To celebrate the launch, Sky Arts commissioned 38 pieces of landscape art from five of the ‘Finalists’ from Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year series. Each of the pieces represents a significant landscape or landmark chosen from across the UK. Taken together, the 38 sites represent the enormous diversity across the UK, and the power of art in all its different forms to offer new perspectives. I was asked to produce twelve of the pieces for the commission. I’ve written a small blog on the process and the virtual exhibition can be seen here:
You can still check out the blog of my discussion with my friend and artist, Lisa Takahashi about the art equipment I like to use on the excellent Jackson’s Art web site:
I featured on Sky Arts landscape Artist of the Year in 2018. I was fortunate to win my heat and made it to the semi-final. I have posted a couple of blogs on my experience.
I have Giclee prints available of the Vital Spark on Loch Fyne, The Tyne Bridge, two alternatives of boats at Staithes and the Duomo in Florence. I have also started producing small batches of reduction lino cut prints. I have also started making Art Cards with a set I have called ‘Tyneside Joiner’. If you are interested in affordable limited edition prints and lino cut prints take a look at my ‘Prints’ page.
I have work for sale at prices to suit all pockets. I have been working on a lot of smaller postcard sized pieces for the past twelve months. I really like the intimacy of such small pieces. They also have the advantage of being an easily affordable way of owning original art.
Please have a look around