Stephen Ratomski

Website: http://www.stephenratomski.com

Email: stephenratomski@aol.com

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Three shapes on a winter space, acrylic on handmade paper

Distant light, acrylic on paper

Contrasting signals, Monotype

Glen walk, collage

Boszkowo Moon, Acrylic and collage on card

Summer,Monotype


Statement

I am an artist and printmaker. Composition, colour, relationships between shapes, texture, fragments of colour observed in landscape or in urban settings all form part of my work. I work from memory and imagination. My interest lies in the dialogue between flatness and depth in the rectangle of a painting or print. I delight in the hand of the artist, brushstrokes, drawing, marks scratches and scrapes.

Biography

I am a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting. For many years I taught Art and Design in Fife secondary schools. Former Chairperson, Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop, currently on committee. I print monotypes and screenprints at the workshop and produce paintings and collages at my studio in Dunfermline. I received the John Gray Award from the RSW in 2010. In 2012 I undertook a residency at Hospitalfield Arts Centre and this experience continues to influence my work.