Luisa Ramazzotti Solo Exhibition

September 5, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

Painting goes Digital

Even classically trained artists are being seduced by the creative possibilities of working digitally.

In her solo show at Frames Gallery in Perth, Luisa Ramazzotti is exhibiting traditional oil paintings together with ‘Digital Paintings’ created on her iPad.

Luisa, born and classically trained at Vittorio Veneto in Turin, came to live in Scotland with her Italian husband in 1977. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 1996 and between teaching and exhibiting across Scotland, was instrumental in starting the highly successful Perthshire Open Studios event in 2007.

From her early interest in the human figure, Luisa’s subject matter has moved to Venice, the Scottish landscape and Still Life. She works from memory and imagination but also directly outside in the changeable Scottish weather, which she admits can be frustrating: “In Scotland you never know how long you have to paint before it starts raining!”

But a few months ago, almost by accident, Luisa stumbled upon a painting technique on her iPad which has helped her create a whole new body of work.

Luisa photographs pieces of her work; drawings, oil paintings or watercolours and transfers them to her iPad.

She then works on the image digitally, manipulating it’s colour and form – sometimes for days – to reach the final result. The Digital Painting is then printed onto museum quality paper and framed as unique, one-off piece.

“In a way my iPad is replacing my sketchbook, especially as I can create my digital paintings anywhere,” Luisa says.

“There is nothing quite like the joy of using pencil, paper and paint, but this new way of working is pushing my boundries,” she says:  “Taking a painting and putting it in a digital environment means I am creating pieces I may have never imagined in traditional oils.”

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Luisa Ramazzotti’s show will run from 10th of September to 8th of October at: Frames Gallery in Perth, 10 Victoria Street, Perth, Scotland, PH2 8L, Tel: 01738 631085

You can also see the full Exhibition Catalogue for Luisa Ramazzotti’s Exhibition at Frames Gallery, Perth, by clicking here.