Ian Ramsay, b. 1948, Farnborough, Kent, England
Ian was born in England, educated in England, Canada and the United States. He received a Masters of Architecture at the University of Utah and is a licensed Utah architect. However, in 1979 he left his career in architecture to become a full time artist. His work is exclusively watercolor and is, for the most part, in a representational style.
Ramsay has taught watercolor at the Salt Lake Art Center and has demonstrated his technique at many workshops and painting demonstrations around the United States, as well as several times in Japan. Ian has juried art competitions at the Utah State Fair, the Salt Lake County Fair, The Utah Watercolor Society, the Utah Artist’s Guild, The Sandy Watercolor Society and the Sears Invitational Art Show at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. From 2001 to 2006 he toured Japan, where he displayed his work in eleven cities with the Ecole De Paris Art Gallery of Osaka.