Carlos Ramirez

Champagne in the Park

Champagne in the Park
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 58 x 48

The Hike to the Coast

The Hike to the Coast
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 55

Havana Harbor

Havana Harbor
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

The Edge of The Pond

  The Edge of The Pond
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 60

The Cottage Garden

  The Cottage Garden
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

The Lemon Tree by The Poolhouse

  The Lemon Tree by The Poolhouse
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 65 x 42

Rafting Downstream

  Rafting Downstream
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 65

Moonlight Shadows

  Moonlight Shadows
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 50

Lunch at The Boathouse in Central Park

  Lunch at The Boathouse in Central Park
Ink and Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 55

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Artist Statement

My work is a visual record of the world around me; capturing those moments that have become rooted in my memory. I am not interested in replicating nature, but rather the bits and pieces that have struck a cord with me.
I tend to work large, starting with bold black ink sketches that reference organic shapes. I then obscure parts with multiple layers of broken color. I work back and forth in this manner developing a thick build up of paint in some areas while others remain thin and open. Washes contrast with impasto and interplay with the loose drawings within the piece.
The essence of my work is exploring the beauty that is present in the natural world. In this process I take in what draws me to nature and bring it back to the canvas via my own voice.