Early 2022 sees me having a bit of an early Spring clean of the studio and the web site. The tail end of 2021 was very busy and I didn’t have a lot of time for housekeeping. I’ve added some pieces in work for sale and added two new limited edition prints.
This is a new work completed as a Christmas gift for my Dad. He has been on at me to produce a piece with the boats in the water at Staithes. This is my effort to appease him. The tide is just coming in! The prints are now available.
I have been working with Etchr to present a series of demonstrations, workshops and master classes aimed at beginners and developing artists to encourage them to free themselves up and enjoy what they do. This scene of Edinburgh from the Royal Observatory is the result of one of the master classes. It is available as a very limited edition print and the original is for sale too.
I finally reached 10,000 flowers on Instagram. To celebrate I did a ‘Giveaway’, two people ended up with the opportunity to choose a free commission. This is the result of one of those commissions, Kirkgate Market in Leeds. Quite possibly the most difficult roofscape I have ever tackled, but well worth it!
The remaining original pieces from my Myriorama project in 2021 are now for sale. Complete sets of al of the pieces are available as art cards in my prints and art cards section.
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:
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, three 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