Ramie grew up in south Texas where she spent the majority of her life until she decided to pursue a career in art, moving her to Denver. Her multicultural background led to a passion for travel and people which is where she discovered her curiosity for interactions and the transferring of energies between people, objects and nature.
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About the work
I travel as a means of research to tell the stories I feel are worth telling through painting. These stories may be about people, a place or nature, but they all have a intertwined purpose — to tell a story of an interaction. I spend time in places that I feel an energy pulling me: an undisturbed creek on a mountain side, the red desserts of Moab and waves crashing into a cliff on the north western coasts. I create my own interpretations of those interactions in my studio in Denver.
I use my entire body as I’m working to channel this same energy I felt in the moments I’ve experienced from my travels. My process requires all of me to physically pour and move around paint as if I were the water stirring in a river. My work requires a flow of energy from my body to my hands transferred to the mediums I’m using in order to properly capture my interpretation of the experience. Ultimately, I seek to understand the endless process of growth to better understand the moments that make us feel truly alive.