Raised and educated in Salt Lake City, Utah, Irene Rampton is a graduate of Illustration and Design from Utah Technical College. Later studies include figure painting, conception, and portrait work. She has over 20 years experience as a freelance artist and illustrator. Irene has also studied under highly respected instructors in workshop environments around the country.
Using watercolor and acrylic, her paintings vary from mildly representational to gently elusive abstractions. She strives to employ a non-objective feel which combines solid composition with loose application. Her expressive style compliments whatever subject she chooses to explore with her juicy brush strokes.
Irene's work has been juried into many prestigious exhibitions where she has received notable awards, including Best of Show, three times. She is a signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.