The Artist - Greg Ramsden SWAc
“I’m inspired to paint by the light around my subjects, the stronger the sunlight the more I’m driven to capture its effects”. Painting in a monochrome palette allows Ramsden to create an immediate impact using the visual language of light, memory and landscape. He paints in oil or acrylic, the paintings come from drawings made staring into the sunlight. He takes the sketches and paint from these fresh memories to the studio which acts as a visual lab. Here he can distil the drawings, ideas, locations, and condense time into a final painting. Ramsden attributes his creativity to dyslexia. Dyslexia for him is an access to a creative freedom and a way of looking.