Marcy Dunn Ramsey
by Dana Kester-McCabe
Marcy Dunn Ramsey’s paintings are a reflection of nature, but also of the relationship of that world to the psyche.
Marcy Dunn Ramsey's artist statement reads:
"Marshes are a primary source of inspiration, and the tangle and chaos of the grasses and reeds is a vehicle to explore the vitality of the life cycle. Her studio is nestled into the bank of the upper Chester River where she observes its many moods.
The eloquent gestures of looping, twisted reeds, the intersections in a stand of marsh grass, the staccato shapes of dark and light stalks, or the muted forms of submerged leaves communicate a resonance through a lyrical language of signs. The grace of these simple phenomena is fleeting yet leaves its mark, and ignites a sense of recognition. The sky enters largely into this work as well, acting in role of light-giver. In its mirror image, we see the world upside-down, and the potential for disorientation can bring about new revelations of strength and fragility.
The artist’s work has been exhibited in galleries and private collections both here at home and internationally. She is a participant in the Art in the Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department, sending her work to Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and Africa. Her work is currently exhibited at the Carla Massoni Gallery, in Chestertown, MD and the I. Pinckney Gallery in Beaufort, SC. She is a member of the Academy of the Arts in Easton, MD, and the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis where she also shows regularly. She has also been featured on Maryland Public Telivision’s Artworks This Week program, and the clip can be viewed here along with a more complete representation of her work."