Working from his studio in Dunfermline, Scotland, Stephen is an artist working in painting, collage and printmaking. He exhibits widely in solo and group shows across Scotland and his work has also been exhibited in Japan, Poland and Hong Hong. He is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and has been an active member of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop for over thirty years.
Placemarks, Art Lovers Café, House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
Stephen Ratomski, Helensburgh Arts Hub, Helensburgh
Marks, Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline
New Paintings and Prints, The Community Gallery (inaugural show), Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, Dunfermline
3 Artists: Joy Arden, Jai Llewellyn and Stephen Ratomski, The Arcade Gallery, Stirling
Stephen Ratomski, Reubens Café, Dunfermline
Paintings and Prints, The Lunardi Gallery, Ceres
Marked Impression, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, Dunfermline
Colour Contrasts (with Ian George), Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly
30 x 30 Online Exhibition, Society of Scottish Artists (online)
Winter Exhibition, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (online)
Paisley Art Institute 132nd online exhibition
Thoughts are Free, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (online)
ArTay curated by Frames Gallery, Perth (online)
Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop, Frames Art Gallery, Perth
131st Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
ArTay curated by Frames Gallery, Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Three Artists, The Little Gallery, Pittenweem
138th RSW Open Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
7th RSW Open Summer Exhibition, The Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, Forfar
Paper Trail, St Andrews Museum, St Andrews
137th RSW Annual Open Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Artists’ Gathering, Kinblethmont Gallery, Arbroath
Washi Umi O Koete / Paper from across the Sea (touring), T103 Trongate, Glasgow, Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch and Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries
Washi Umi O Koete / Paper from across the Sea: a cultural collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop and Mino Arts Info, Japan, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh/Studio Yoshida, Mino, Japan
6th RSW Open Summer Exhibition, The Little Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow
136th RSW Annual Open Winter Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
RSW Autumn Open Exhibition, Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
128th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
Print 15 (Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop), Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Kimblethmont Gallery, Arbroath
Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop, St Andrews Art Gallery and Museum, St Andrews
133rd RSW Open Summer Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
20:13, Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference, Dundee
The Society of Scottish Artists Polish Print Exchange, Wroclaw College of Art, Wroclaw, Poland
151st Open Exhibition, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
130th RSW Open Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (awarded the John Gray Award)
Print Silver (Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop), The Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
Convergence Divergence, Hong King International Print Exchange, The Jockey Club, Hong Kong
Spring Fling, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2009
The RSA Summer Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2008
Fife Polish Arts Group
Witamy, Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly, 2007
Na Zdrowie, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery and Museum, Kirkcaldy, 2006
Smacznego, Café Fresh, Dunfermline, 2005
I begin my artworks with ideas based on a feeling or connection with something I have observed. These observations can arise anywhere – on a walk, while travelling or visiting a beach or a city. Almost daily, I walk through the Scottish countryside local to my studio and home. I record the visual information I gather on these walks with photographs, sketches, collaged images and notes.
Back in my studio I shape these observations into colour relationships and compositions. I use brushstrokes, scratches and scrapes spontaneously in both my paintings and monotypes. I enjoy using geometry and a strong sense of design to balance colour, texture and shape in my work.
Stephen Ratomski was born in Dunfermline with a Scottish mother and a Polish father. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and taught art and design for over 30 years at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline and Inverkeithing High School. He is a member of Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop, Paisley Art Institute and the Society of Scottish Artists.
He has exhibited in group shows with the RSW, RSA and SSA. In 2011 he received The John Gray Award from the RSW and in 2019 The House for an Art Lover Award from Paisley Art Institute. In 2012 he completed a four-week residency at Hospitalfield funded by a Visual Artists and Crafts Maker Award from Creative Scotland.He founded Fife Polish Arts Group in 2005 to explore the cultural links between Scotland and Poland which resulted in three multi-media group exhibitions and an associated cultural programme.
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