Dorothy J. Ramsey
Dorothy J. Ramsey Inspired by God and Nature, Dorothy J. Ramsey brings to her canvas the spirit and charm of her picturesque subject matter. With a soft yet complex palette and keen perception of light, she captures in lush impressionistic detail the essence of colorful gardens and poetic landscapes, seascapes, still life and village scenes.
A native of Massachusetts, she is a graduate of Northampton Commercial College and was a staff member in both the Theatre and Art Departments at Smith College, where she also studied art. For several years she taught oil painting while operating the Ramsey Art Studio in Northampton.
Ramsey was a summer resident of Rockport before moving there permanently in 1980, the year she and the late artist Michael Stoffa married. Winters often found them in the American Southwest and Mexico painting landscapes and historical places to complement their New England scenes. Although retired from the gallery, she continues to dedicate time to painting .
Ramsey work is widely recognized, having won numerous awards and her paintings are in collections in the US and abroad, with reproductions distributed to over 60 countries. She was a featured artist on the television news magazine, Chronicle, and in 1998 was highlighted demonstrating oil painting as part of The Learning Channel’s Great Country Inns program.
Present and past memberships include the Holyoke Art League, International Society of Marine Painters, North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association, Academic Artists, Burr Artists, Artist Fellowship, and the Salmagundi Club. Ramsey is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who, Women in the World.
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