Over the past 15 years, self-taught artist Clive Ramage has established a strong following for his highly original and atmospheric landscape paintings and original prints.
In his first solo show in Inverness, Clive will present around 30 pieces, ranging from dramatic oil paintings of Neist Point in Skye and Dunnottar Castle, to mixed media cityscapes of Edinburgh. Alongside these are a number of recently produced etchings, including his new series of Glitter Moon limited edition prints in three colours.
This diverse but cohesive body of work promises to showcase not only Clive’s varied interests and inspirations as a landscape artist, but also the many techniques he employs and often combines in their creation.
Clive Ramage has worked as a full-time professional landscape painter and printmaker since 2008. During this time his creative process has constantly evolved, although he continues to work principally with watercolour and oil paint, as well as concentrating on the etching process as a printmaker. Each of these media informs how he works with the others, as he progresses through a range of principally landscape-based subject matter. He strives to learn new painting and printmaking techniques, with a view to developing his work in exciting and challenging ways. He is self-taught and works full time between his studio at Langstane Place and at Peacock Print Studio, both in Aberdeen.
His main inspiration is the ever changing Scottish landscape and how the elements can affect not only the colours and atmosphere of a particular scene, often from moment to moment, but also its very fabric. From our wave battered lighthouses and crumbling coastal villages, to the streets of Edinburgh’s old town, he often feels a great sense of awe when he ventures out to look for new subject matter in this beautiful country he is lucky to call home.