• Cells of life movement   Monotype on Zerkall paper   40cms x 45 cms






    Painter and Printmaker




  • Paintings Gallery

    Paintings from exhibition at House for an Art Lover

    Wind whistling

    Medium: Acrylic on paper

    Size: 21 x 29 cms



    Early morning, St Andrews

    Medium: Acrylic on card

    Size: 92cms x 83cms


    Calm sunlight, Sestri Levante

    Acrylic on Khadi handmade paper

    Size: 29cms x 20cms


    Spaces for shelter from wind

    Medium: Acrylic on Khadi paper

    Size: 85cms x 60cms

    Cries across borders

    Medium: Acrylic on card

    Size:86cms x 68cms

    In the garden

    Medium: Watercolour

    Size:45cms x 36cms

    Breaking through

    Medium: Acryclic on Khadi paper

    Size: 87cms x 68cms

  • About


    Stephen Ratomski is a Fife based artist and printmaker. His work originates from observing the landscape and natural environment. Combining detail and the atmosphere of places, he carefully composes texture, colour and shapes to create evocative and bold artworks. All the artworks have a narrative built up through complex layering.


    In November 2017 he completed a project involving a cultural collaboration with Japanese Washi papermakers and thirteen artists from Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop. A beautiful 15 mins video was made by Aliki Sapountzi (camera, director and producer) and Fiona Macdonald (editor) to record the making of the prints. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at:



    He is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting and taught for many years in Fife, latterly principal teacher of Art and Design at Inverkeithing High School.


    He is a committee member of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop and has served as Chairman twice. He founded Fife Polish Arts Group in 2005 and curated three multi-media exhibitions showcasing work by Scottish and Polish artists . He is an Ordinary Member of the SSA, a member of Paisley Art Institute and The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. He was chair of the Visual Arts committee for Dunfermline and West Fife Arts Festival from 1995 to 98.


    In 2012 he completed a four week residency at Hospitalfield Centre for the Arts, Arbroath. He received funding from Creative Scotland via Fife Contemporary Art & Craft and Fife Cultural Trust.


    He exhibits regularly throughout Scotland in major group shows and has exhibited in group shows in Poland, Hong Kong and Japan.



    2019 PAI The House for an Art Lover Award

    2011 RSW John Gray Award


  • Exhibitions



    30x30 online edition

    Society of Scottish Artists

    27 November - 20 December


    The Royal Glasgow Insitute of the Fine Arts

    online Winter exhibition

    5 December 2020 - 23 January 2021


    Solo show

    Art Lovers Cafe

    House for an Art Lover

    Bellahouston Park

    10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW

    ends 30 September


    Borders Art Fair Online Auction

    Thursday 25 June at 6pm

    join Brown & Turner Auctioneers for this live, online auction of work

    E-catalogue released 5th June




    Online exhibition curated by Frames Art Gallery Perth

    28th to 31 May


    Group Show: Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop

    Frames Art Gallery

    Victoria Street, Perth PH2 8LW

    7 February - 29 February




    Paisley Art Institute 131st Annual Exhibition

    Unit 43A & 54, The Piazza, Central Way, Paisley PA1 1EL

    until 20 October


    Solo exhibition

    Helensburgh Arts Hub

    77 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh G84 8BB

    5 to 30 October



    Summer Exhibition:Group show

    The Little Gallery

    20 High Street, Pittenweem KY10 2LA

    2 to 31 August


    Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from across the sea

    A cultural collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop and Mino Art Info, Japan

    Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch

    until 28 March 2019



    Perth Concert Hall

    curated by Frames Art Gallery





    RSW 138th Annual Open Exhibition

    RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh

    25 November – 13th December 2018



    Solo exhibition of paintings and prints

    Fire Station Creative

    Carnegie Drive


    5 October to 4 November 2018


    Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from across the sea

    Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

    8 Sept 2018 to 6 January 2019


    RSW Summer Show 2018

    The Meffan Gallery, Forfar

    until 29 June 2018



    Perth Concert Hall

    curated by Frames Art Gallery

    17th to 20th May


    Paper Trail

    St Andrews Museum

    Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews

    KY16 9DP

    17 March to 2 June

    St Andrews Museum


    Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from across the sea


    103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD

    2 March - 8 April


    RSW 137th Open Annual Exhibition 2018

    The Lower Galleries
    The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    Daily 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 5pm

    Admission Free

    5th February – 8th March 2018



    Artists' Gathering

    Kinblethmont Gallery

    Arbroath, Angus DD11 4RW

    23 February to 4 March







    Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from across the sea

    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

    25 Hawthornvale
    Edinburgh EH6 4JT

    until 9 December 2017


    Studio Yoshida

    Mino, Japan

    23 November to 10 December 2017


    A cultural collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop and Mino Art Info, Japan


    The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)

    6th Open Annual Summer Exhibition

    Lillie Art Gallery

    Station Road

    Milngavie, Glasgow G62

    until 27 September 2017


    The Community Gallery

    Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

    1 Abbot Street, Dunfermline

    18 May to 6 August 2017


    The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)

    136th Open Annual Winter Exhibition

    9th to 28th January 2017

    Upper Galleries, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh







    RSW Open Exhibition 2016, Stirling

    Paisley Art Institute 128th Annual Exhibition, Paisley

    ArTay, Perth Festival of the Arts



    Print 15, Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline

    Edinburgh Art Fair 2015

    3 Artists, Arcade Gallery, Stirling

    10th Anniversary Exhibition, Kinblethmont Gallery, by Arbroath

     ArTay, Perth Arts Festival



    Edinburgh Art Fair 2014

    RSW 2014

    St Andrews Art Gallery and Museum

    Reubens Cafe and Winestore, Dunfermline

    The Bruery, Canmore Street, Dunfermline



    20:13, Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference, Dundee



    SSA Polish Print Exchange, Wroclaw College of Art, Poland

    RGI 151st Open Exhibition, Glasgow



    Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition 2011

    Print Silver, Fifespace, Glenrothes

    RSW Annual Exhibition 2011, Edinburgh

    Print Silver, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

    Convergence Divergence, Hong Kong International Print Exchange, The Jockey Club, Hong Kong



    RSW Annual Exhibition 2010 , Edinburgh

    Marked Impression, Dunfermline Library, Dunfermline

    Printmakers, Abbot House, Dunfermline



    RSA Spring Fling 2009, Edinburgh

    RSW Annual Exhibition 2009, Meffan Gallery, Forfar



    RSA Summer exhibition 2008, Edinburgh



    Witamy, Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly



    Na Zdrowie, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery and Museum



    Smacznego, Café Fresh, Dunfermline


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