Stories of Place - The Watercolors of Jane Ramsey

May 25, 2022

Jane Ramsey’s life and work are steeped in Bucks County. She grew up in Lumberville along the Delaware River, where she carried a sketchbook from an early age. Her family went on Sunday drives to visit her father’s favorite barns. Jane is still visiting farms, but she stops to paint them now.

Jane’s watercolors of our rural landscape are informed by a lifetime of observation and sketching — what she calls “memory banking.” Now she can compose a swirling field of winterized grass or a cloudy expanse of sky from memory. Still, she’s frequently to be found en plein air, lovingly detailing the places where generations of farmers have tended the land. We’ll look at her work and hear about the people and places she’s encountered making it.

Jane Ramsey lives and paints on the Ulrich Farm, in Bedminster Township, Bucks County. She owns Simons Fine Art Framing & Gallery in Dublin, Pa. She also teaches art privately. She earned a BFA in graphic design (emphasis illustration) from Cornish College in Seattle.

Jane is Vice President of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County.

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