Ian Ramsay was born in Farnborough, Kent, England.
He spent his early years in Britain and Canada, and eventually settled in the United States. He received a degree in architecture at the University of Utah and is a licensed architect. In 1979 Ian left architecture to become a full time watercolor artist. Since that time he has traveled and painted extensively. His work has been exhibited all over the US, Japan and Britain and can be described as realistic, intense, unique and colorful. Ian and his wife Carol have been residents of the Salt Lake Valley in Utah for the last 35 years.