Louise Ramsay

Born and educated in England.
Lives and works in Jersey, Channel Islands.

1993–1996 PG Diploma. Conservation of Easel Paintings
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

1989–1992 BA (Hons) Visual Studies and History of Art
Oxford Brookes University

About my work

After completing an undergraduate degree course at Oxford Brookes University (BA Hons / Visual Studies and History of Art), I went on to study Painting Conservation at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London (1993-1996, PG Dip Con) as a post-graduate.    

As a conservator, the most favourite part of my job was the retouching stage of any project and I loved the challenge and practice of mixing hues and tones in conservation grade resin colours to match the layer structure and pigment mix of the original work. I studied Italian Retouching Techniques in Florence and Rome for my post-graduate diploma research project.

As soon as I graduated I went into private practice and worked under the guidance of highly regarded conservators in London and then the North West, eventually setting up my own small practice.

In 2007 I took up painting again and joined a small group of artists working in a studio in Cheshire. We successfully exhibited together and so, following my move to Jersey in 2008 with my husband and children, I decided to continue with my own painting more wholeheartedly.

I tend to work figuratively and have in recent years enjoyed capturing the unique light and colour of landscapes, seascapes and the vast skies in Jersey. I re-visit favourite landmarks, such as The White House at St Ouen time and time again, and I love to paint Jersey’s beaches peppered with figures. I use acrylic paint predominantly, but am beginning to use oil a little more and increasingly I use gouache for detailed studies. I love drawing with charcoal, coloured pastels and with pen and ink.

My work is in private collections in Jersey, across the UK, in the USA and in Australia.

Commissions

If you wish to discuss a commission please get in touch.

Commissions have included Jersey landscapes, House ‘portraits’ and open-brief commissions in oil, acrylic, gouache or pen & ink.