Ramey Campbell: Quiet Places
Exhibit Dates: August 2- September 29, 2018
Ramey Campbell is a traditional landscape painter, working in both oil and pastel. He lives in a very rural and beautiful area in Central Virginia, and paints the countryside, seeking out quiet places. From an early love of fine art cultivated as a youngster making frequent trips to the National Gallery and the Museum of American Art, Ramey was deeply influenced by the French and American Impressionists. His traditional approach to painting combines plein air methods with direct observation of natural light and later studio completion of the work.
A native Virginian, Ramey attended Orange County High School, and later returned to the area after completing his training in pharmacy at the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia. He is a practicing pharmacist and supervisor at the University of Virginia Medical Center. After completing his pharmaceutical studies, he resumed his passion for painting. He has received his artistic instructions through private studies with Bill Sullivan and by attending Piedmont Community College, and he continues with instruction with Ron Boehmer at the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton.