GIBB, Ramsay

1965 - ?

Ramsay Gibb

Ramsay Matthew Gibb, was born in Irvine, Ayrshire in December 1965, son of Alexander Ramsey Matthew Gibb (1929-2003), spending his early years on the coast near Troon, Scotland. He studied at Bolton and then at the University of Brighton, and during his time on the Sussex coast, commenced painting subjects of the landscape around the rivers Adur, Ouse and Cuckmere. In 1998, he moved from Clitheroe, Lancashire to Saxmundham, Suffolk where he married in 1999, Suzanne Jane Burrett (1965-2004). Drawn to East Anglia's rich archaeology, in particular the slowly moving rivers, coastline and woodlands of Norfolk and Suffolk, but has returned to exploring the places which were the earliest inspiration to him, the coast and the sea and has a particular interest in islands and has travelled and painted in Shetland, the Hebrides, Finland, Norway, The Lofoten Islands, The Faroes, Greenland and Russia. A result of exploring the landscape of the British Isles was his 2011 exhibition 'A First Avowed intent: On Pilgrim Roads from Iona to St Davidís'. About 2008 he returned to Clitheroe, Lancashire and since early 2012 worked within the broad area of early Northumbria and now lives in the Forest of Bowland. Since 1994, Ramsay Gibb was solely represented by Francis Kyle Gallery in London until its closure in summer 2014 and more recently he has exhibited at the Fosse Gallery, Stow in the Wold, Gloucestershire; Art Decor Gallery, Whalley, Lancashire; the Catto Gallery London and the Moncrieff-Bray gallery near Petworth, West Sussex. www.ramsaygibb.co.uk




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