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Debra Ramsay

Born in: 1957

United States

Biography
Debra Ramsay is an American abstract artist who does acrylic paintings, drawings and installations which explore the conceptual interaction of colors, lines and surfaces. She lives and works in New York. Ramsay graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1984 and then obtained a Barchelors Degree from the Brooklyn College in 1986. She also studied at the Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she graduated in 1999. She was offered several residencies at the Albers Foundation, at the Golden Family Foundation, in New York, and at the BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy.

Ramsay's technique started with an idea. From there, she chose the appropiate support and method to give life to her concept. A big part of her work is painted with acrylics on polyester film, paper or cardboard.

Ramsay's work has a systematic and mathematical approach strongly influenced by color. She interacts with nature, recording the changing colors of the elements of the natural environment, such as landscapes, fruits, leaves and trees. She often comes back to the same precise place during different periods of the year, to see how the colors changed over time. Back in her studio, she enters the colors that she observed in a digital program that analyses them and uses these analyzes to combine the paint. The resulting work presents an abstraction of spaces and specific objects in time, determined by mathematics and explored by geometry and colors.

Ramsay' work is influenced by nature, seasons, changing landscapes and the passage of time. She gets inspired by systems, mathematics and geometry, and engages in the application of these fields of thought to the abstract interpretation of color, space and time. Her work is strongly influenced by a quote of American abstract artist, born in Germany, Josef Albers: " There is deep harmony in the immeasurable spectrum of color".

In February 2015, Carl Belz of the art blog "Left Bank" wrote about Debra Ramsay:
"Her vertical clusters and horizontal stacks resemble the colorfield paintings of the 60s by Gene Davis and Kenneth Noland. Debra Ramsay has mentioned her... interest in creating an art "without ego"... A radical ambition of a period when individual emancipation and expression are encouraged in our culture... Against such excesses, Debra Ramsay stands like an alternative note describing herself as a meditation agency, "one conducted by the arrangement of shapes and the positioning of colors..."

Ramsay's work has been widely exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, Thailand and Germany. She has been the subject of numerous articles and interviews for the press.
Ramsay's works are part of numerous private, institutional and corporate collections, such that at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, in the state of New York, that at the Queens Hospital Center, at the New York Memorial Museum of September 11 and at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai.
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  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Acrylic

  • American Artist

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Debra Ramsay, Love Child Pomegranate and Witch Hazel, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Love Child Pomegranate and Witch Hazel, 2015
9.4 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$646

Debra Ramsay, The Effects of a fold on a pink line, Drawing

Debra Ramsay

The Effects of a fold on a pink line, 2013
10.2 x 10.2 inch
Drawing

$517

Debra Ramsay, Colors Within a Witch Hazel Blossom 2, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Colors Within a Witch Hazel Blossom 2, 2015
8.5 x 11 inch
Painting

$517

Debra Ramsay, Portrait of a Magnolia, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Portrait of a Magnolia, 2013
26 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$1,034

Our recommendations Debra Ramsay, A color of Sumac 2, Painting

Debra Ramsay

A color of Sumac 2, 2014
24 x 16.5 inch
Painting

$1,681

Debra Ramsay, A Year of Color, Adjusted for Day Length, Painting

Debra Ramsay

A Year of Color, Adjusted for Day Length, 2014
40 x 60 inch
Painting

$6,334

Debra Ramsay, One year, yellow trail, landscape as time, Painting

Debra Ramsay

One year, yellow trail, landscape as time, 2014
26 x 78.7 inch
Painting

$6,334

Debra Ramsay, Something About Before, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Something About Before, 2018
23 x 40 inch
Painting

$2,004

Debra Ramsay, Before and After, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Before and After, 2018
23 x 40 inch
Painting

$2,004

Debra Ramsay, Big Lotus 4, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Big Lotus 4, 2018
28 x 19 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$3,620

Debra Ramsay, Color of Place. Lotus, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Color of Place. Lotus, 2018
28.5 x 19.5 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$3,620

Debra Ramsay, Color of Place. Thailand, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Color of Place. Thailand, 2018
19 x 12 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$1,810

Debra Ramsay, Shared Color, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Shared Color, 2018
14 x 29 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$2,844

Debra Ramsay, Greens, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Greens, 2018
9 x 18 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$1,681

Debra Ramsay, Somewhere to Be, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Somewhere to Be, 2019
19 x 18 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$2,521

Debra Ramsay, What you thought you didn't know, Painting

Debra Ramsay

What you thought you didn't know, 2019
19 x 18 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$2,521

Debra Ramsay, Leave out all reason, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Leave out all reason, 2019
18 x 19 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$2,521

Debra Ramsay, Snow's Light, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Snow's Light, 2018
11 x 11 inch
Painting

$1,422

Debra Ramsay, December Reflection, Painting

Debra Ramsay

December Reflection, 2018
16 x 16 x 0.5 inch
Painting

$1,939

Debra Ramsay, Sky & Snow, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Sky & Snow, 2016
30 x 13 inch
Painting

$2,779

Debra Ramsay, Lichen & Garlic, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Lichen & Garlic, 2016
8.3 x 10.5 inch
Painting

$1,034

Debra Ramsay, 2 Colors Shelf Mushroom, Painting

Debra Ramsay

2 Colors Shelf Mushroom, 2016
5.2 x 8.3 inch
Painting

$646

Debra Ramsay, Lichen memory 2, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Lichen memory 2, 2016
8.3 x 5.2 inch
Painting

$646

Debra Ramsay, Witch hazel 3, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Witch hazel 3, 2015
8.7 x 11 inch
Painting

$517

Debra Ramsay, Pomegranate 1&2, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Pomegranate 1&2, 2015
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$646

Debra Ramsay, Apple in 13 colors, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Apple in 13 colors, 2014
6 x 36 inch
Painting

$840

Debra Ramsay, Pomegranate And Mauve, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Pomegranate And Mauve, 2015
16.1 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$646

Debra Ramsay, Sky, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Sky, 2016
13 x 30 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, Honeysuckle 4, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Honeysuckle 4, 2016
8.3 x 20 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, Mushroom & Lichen, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Mushroom & Lichen, 2016
13 x 30 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, A color of Sumac 4, Painting

Debra Ramsay

A color of Sumac 4, 2014
24 x 16.4 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, The Colors of Winter, Painting

Debra Ramsay

The Colors of Winter, 2014
33 x 40 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, Lichen And Mushroom M3A, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Lichen And Mushroom M3A, 2016
5.2 x 8.3 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, The Days Grow Longer in the Spring, Painting

Debra Ramsay

The Days Grow Longer in the Spring, 2014
20.1 x 61 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, Salmon And Witch Hazel, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Salmon And Witch Hazel, 2015
16.1 x 20.1 inch
Painting

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Debra Ramsay, Winter's desire, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Winter's desire, 2015
20.1 x 30.3 inch
Painting

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