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Debra Ramsay Art

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Debra Ramsay is an American abstract artist who creates acrylic paintings, drawings and installations that explore the conceptual interplay between color, line and surface. She lives and works in New York City. Ramsay graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1984 then earned her BA from Brooklyn College in 1986. She also attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, graduating in 1999. She's been awarded residencies with the Albers Foundation and The Golden Family Foundation, both in New York, and the BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy. Ramsay's work has been extensively exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across the United States, as well as in Italy, Thailand and Germany. She has been written about and interviewed in the press. Ramsay's work is included in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections, including those of Alliance Bernstein, New York and the Ritz Carlton, Dubai. Ramsay's technique begins with an idea. From there she chooses the appropriate medium and method with which to realize her concept. Much of her work is painted with acrylic paint applied to polyester film, paper or museum board. Ramsay's process engages a systematic, mathematical approach heavily influenced by color. She interacts with nature, documents the shifting colors of elements of the natural environment, such as landscapes, fruit, leaves and trees. Often, she returns to the same exact spot at different periods throughout the year, documenting the shifting colors over time. Back in the studio, she then feeds the colors she documents into a computer program, analyzing them and using the analyses to mix paint. The resulting work presents an abstraction of specific spaces or objects in time, informed by mathematics and explored through geometry and color.

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Pomegranate 1&2 (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Pomegranate 1&2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This piece, part of a series, is the product of bringing together colors that Ramsay specifically mixed fo...
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2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

Vapors, Relationships (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Vapors, Relationships (Abstract painting) Acrylic on cast acrylic - Unframed. This work is sold as a triptych which would be displayed on a shelf. Each panel has the following dime...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

Pomegranate and mauve (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Pomegranate and mauve (Abstract painting) Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This piece, part of a series, is the product of bringing together colors that Ramsay specifically mix...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

One Year, Yellow Trail, Landscape As Time (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This project, began in April 2013 is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured time passing by documenting the change in color within the lands...
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2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Acrylic

Pomegranate and mauve (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This piece, part of a series, is the product of bringing together colors that Ramsay specifically mixed for other projects. The colors have one...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

Sometimes it’s nothing at all (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Sometimes it’s nothing at all (Abstract painting) Acrylic on MDF panel - Unframed. Ramsay's work is informed by nature, the seasons, changing landscapes and the passing of time. Sh...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

Portrait of a Magnolia (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Portrait of a Magnolia (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on paper - Unframed Ramsay’s technique begins with an idea. From there she chooses the appropriate medium and method with which ...
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2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Lichen memory 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Lichen memory 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on clear plexiglass - Unframed This work on plexiglass is part of a series titled Hue[s]pace. Hue[s]pace continues Ramsay's investigat...
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2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Color of Place. Lotus (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Color of Place. Lotus (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from a series started in Feb-Mar 2018 when Ramsay visited Thailand. She collected colors ...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Present and Past (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Present and Past (Abstract painting) Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Year of Color and is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

Vapors, Relationships (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Vapors, Relationships (Abstract painting) Acrylic on cast acrylic - Unframed. This work is sold as a triptych which would be displayed on a shelf. Each panel has the following dime...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

Lichen memory 2 (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Lichen memory 2 (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on clear plexiglass - Unframed This work on plexiglass is part of a series titled Hue[s]pace. Hue[s]pace continues Ramsay's investigat...
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2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Greens (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Greens (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed Each panel is 9 inches square. They hang from a cleat system which makes them appear to “float” off the wall .25 of a...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Like wind through a chime (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Like wind through a chime (Abstract painting) Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed. This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenge...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Present Recorded (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Present Recorded (Abstract painting) Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Year of Color and is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

A Color of Sumac 2 (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on Roc-Lon - Unframed A colour, found in nature and mixed into paint with the aid of a computer program, is applied to a surface in appreciation of the colour and the materi...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

Mirage (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Mirage (Abstract painting) Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi) - Unframed. This work is sold as a diptych and comes with a cleat system for hanging. Each panel has the following dim...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Color of Place.Thailand (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Color of Place.Thailand (Abstract painting) Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from a series started in Feb-Mar 2018 when Ramsay visited Thailand. She collected color...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

One Year, Yellow Trail, Landscape As Time (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
One Year, Yellow Trail, Landscape As Time (Abstract painting) Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This project, began in April 2013 is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured t...
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2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Acrylic

Time Collides (Abstract Painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Time Collides (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Year of Color and is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured ti...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

A Color of Sumac 2 (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
A Color of Sumac 2 (Abstract painting) Acrylic on Roc-Lon - Unframed A colour, found in nature and mixed into paint with the aid of a computer program, is applied to a surface in a...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

Memory of Spring (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Memory of Spring (Abstract painting) Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi) - Unframed. This work is sold as a triptych which could be hung on a wall (cleat system supplied) or displayed...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Like a Summer
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi) - Unframed. This work on plexiglass is part of an ongoing series titled Hue[s]pace, it comes with a cleat system for hanging. Hue[s]pace continues...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Somewhere to Be (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenger Clouds", today known as scud or stratus fractu...
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2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

The wind turning in circles invents the dance (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed. Ramsay's work is informed by nature, the seasons, changing landscapes and the passing of time. She is inspired by systems, mathematics and geome...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Pomegranate 1&2
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This piece, part of a series, is the product of bringing together colors that Ramsay specifically mixed for other projects. The colors have on...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

Apple in 13 colors (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on Dura-Lar - Unframed Ramsay’s process engages a systematic, mathematical approach heavily influenced by color. She interacts with nature, documents the shifting colors of ...
Category

2010s Color-Field Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

Colors within a witch hazel blossom 2 (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This work is part of a series whose inspiration comes from Witch Hazel, a deciduous shrub in New York City. It blooms in January with bright yel...
Category

2010s Color-Field Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

Present Recorded (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Year of Color and is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured time passing by documenting the chang...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

The intelligence of emotions (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed. This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenger Clouds", today known as scud or stratus fract...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Sometimes it’s nothing at all (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on MDF panel - Unframed. Ramsay's work is informed by nature, the seasons, changing landscapes and the passing of time. She is inspired by systems, mathematics and geometry,...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

The wind turning in circles invents the dance (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed. Ramsay's work is informed by nature, the seasons, changing landscapes and the passing of time. She is inspired by systems, mathematics and geome...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Like wind through a chime (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed. This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenger Clouds", today known as scud or stratus fract...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Memory of Spring (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi) - Unframed. This work is sold as a triptych which could be hung on a wall (cleat system supplied) or displayed on a shelf. Each panel has the follo...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Mirage (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi) - Unframed. This work is sold as a diptych and comes with a cleat system for hanging. Each panel has the following dimensions: 8.25" x 5.25" x .7...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Color of Place.Thailand (Abstract painting)
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from a series started in Feb-Mar 2018 when Ramsay visited Thailand. She collected colors by photographing objects both natural and h...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Time Collides
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Year of Color and is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured time passing by documenting the chang...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Film, Acrylic, Polyester

Present and Past
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Year of Color and is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured time passing by documenting the chang...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

Sky & Snow
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on clear plexiglass - Unframed This work on plexiglass is part of a series titled Hue[s]pace. Hue[s]pace continues Ramsay's investigation of color, location, light and time...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Color of Place. Lotus
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from a series started in Feb-Mar 2018 when Ramsay visited Thailand. She collected colors by photographing objects both natural and h...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Greens
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed Each panel is 9 inches square. They hang from a cleat system which makes them appear to “float” off the wall .25 of an inch. In this ongoing ser...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Somewhere to Be
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenger Clouds", today known as scud or stratus fractu...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Shared Color
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed 2 panels are 9 inches square and the middle panel is 14 x 8 inches. They hang from a cleat system which makes them appear to “float” off the wal...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Lichen & Garlic
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on clear plexiglass - Unframed This work on plexiglass is part of a series titled Hue[s]pace. Hue[s]pace continues Ramsay's investigation of color, location, light and tim...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Leave out all reason
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenger Clouds", today known as scud or stratus fractu...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

What you thought you didn’t know
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel - Unframed This work is from Ramsay's latest series titled Messengers and refers to John Constable "Messenger Clouds", today known as scud or stratus fractu...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

A Color of Sumac 2
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on Roc-Lon - Unframed A colour, found in nature and mixed into paint with the aid of a computer program, is applied to a surface in appreciation of the colour and the materi...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

Snow's Light
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on acrylic panel (plexi) - Unframed Ramsay's work is informed by nature, the seasons, changing landscapes and the passing of time. She is inspired by systems, mathematics an...
Category

2010s Abstract Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

2 colors shelf mushroom
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on clear plexiglass - Unframed This work on plexiglass is part of a series titled Hue[s]pace. Hue[s]pace continues Ramsay's investigation of color, location, light and ti...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Acrylic

Portrait of a Magnolia
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on paper - Unframed Ramsay’s technique begins with an idea. From there she chooses the appropriate medium and method with which to realize her concept. Much of her work is ...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Colors within a witch hazel blossom 2
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This work is part of a series whose inspiration comes from Witch Hazel, a deciduous shrub in New York City. It blooms in January with bright yel...
Category

2010s Color-Field Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Film, Acrylic

One Year, Yellow Trail, Landscape As Time
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester film - Unframed This project, began in April 2013 is about time-keeping. Debra Ramsay captured time passing by documenting the change in color within the lands...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Acrylic

Witch Hazel 3
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on polyester resin film - Unframed This work is part of a series whose inspiration comes from Witch Hazel, a deciduous shrub in New York City. It blooms in January with brig...
Category

2010s Minimalist Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Polyester, Acrylic

Apple in 13 colors
By Debra Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on Dura-Lar - Unframed Ramsay’s process engages a systematic, mathematical approach heavily influenced by color. She interacts with nature, documents the shifting colors of ...
Category

2010s Color-Field Debra Ramsay Art

Materials

Acrylic

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