Raymond Ramsay – Artist

I was born and educated in Auckland and I’m a Graduate of the Elam School of Art where I studied under the tuition of many of New Zealand’s famed early artists: A.J.C Fisher, John Weeks, Lois White, and Ida Eise.

My paintings are often colourful, influenced by the beautiful palette that surrounds us here in New Zealand. I enjoy interpreting a varied range of subjects and employ varying degrees of abstraction in my work to tell my intended story. I’m inspired by what makes us uniquely New Zealand and I strive to capture the essence of the life and landscape we enjoy here in Aotearoa.

My work has been collected around the world and features in private collections in England, Ireland, Canada, the United States of America, Japan and Australia. If you would like to commission me keep reading down the page and get in touch via the form.

While I’ve lived all around New Zealand, I’ve always had a life long connection with Waiheke Island and now work from my studio in the hills above Palm Beach where a selection of work featuring local, national and international subjects are available to view.

Visits to the studio are welcomed however as I value my privacy they are by appointment only. If you would like to visit me you should get in touch via the email form on this page at least seven days in advance of you desired date to see if it will be possible.

Commissioning a work

If you would like to commission a work from me please get in touch using the form below giving me a brief overview of the subject you would like me to interpret, your name and contact phone number.

Commission rates start at NZ $1000 and will vary upwards according to subject, size and medium. Please note that it’s good to get in touch well before you need it as their is generally a few commissions already in progress.

On receipt of your message someone will get in touch with you for a chat and to understand your project further and discuss requirements, along with things like pricing and timings.

Get in touch

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