Shelly Ramsay

24 x 18 Monotype with Graphite and Colored Pencil, 2024


My work is influenced by my experiences with and responses to the natural world. I am drawn in by patterns, shapes and colors.

I work in different mediums – monotype and other printing, painting, photography, and mixed-media. I love how pieces can be a simple, stripped-down image or made from building multiple layers of color and shapes and textures. The freedom of that flexibility lends itself to my interests – where a work can be minimal or rich with many dimensions. And I love how surprises can occur in a work and take a completely different direction than originally intended.



Shelly Ramsay is an artist residing in Westport, CT. After spending 25 years as a marketing professional, she turned her focus to creating art. Primarily self-taught, she has been making art throughout her life and has studied at The Washington Studio School and Silvermine Arts Center among others. Shelly works in monotype, painting, and mixed media. She is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Most recently, Shelly’s work was included in juried exhibitions at The Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY; the Ann Marie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, MD; The Marblehead Arts Association in Marblehead, MA; The Pequot Library, Southport, CT; and The Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT