GIBB, Ramsay Matthew

1965 - ?

Ramsay Gibb

Ramsay Gibb was born in Irvine, Ayrshire in December 1965, spending his early years on the coast near Troon. He studied first at Bolton and then at the University of Brighton, during his time on the Sussex coast he commenced painting subjects in 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 J. Burrett. Drawn to East Anglia's rich archaeology, in particular the slowly moving rivers, coastline and woodlands of Norfolk and Suffolk, he 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. Fuelled by a growing fascination for the North he has travelled and painted Shetland, the Hebrides, Finland, Norway, The Lofoten Islands, The Faroes, Greenland and Russia. A result of exploring the historical dimension of 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 Lancashire and since early 2012 worked within the broad area of early Northumbria, developing this theme further in following the old routes taken by pilgrims and holy men in this regionís golden age. The resulting paintings 'The Pilgrim Coast' were shown in Northumberland in two separate locations as part of the regionís celebration of the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham. He 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 shown 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.

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