Ruth studied Art and Design for a B.Ed (Hons) at Wall Hall College, Hertfordshire in the 1970’s specialising in drawing and painting. During the 1980s she taught in primary schools and home tuition in the West London area, always using art widely in her teaching.
In the early 1990s Ruth gained an MA in Art History of the Modern Period from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She taught History of Art during the 1990s, running a variety of courses for Artscope and at Adult Learning centres in Kent. She has also written on art, and helped in setting up the Turner centre project in Kent, now Turner Contemporary, where she provided the initial research on Turner’s connections with Margate.
Since 2003, Ruth has returned to drawing, and more specifically to the distinctive and intricate style that she first crafted back in the 1970s. Ruth was elected a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) in 2011.
Ruth creates finely worked graphite drawings, sometimes reminiscent of etchings and illustrations. She loves to explore tonal ranges, highlighting the striking contrasts of light areas pitched against dark. She seeks the exquisite detail that can be found in many subjects, so bringing out a myriad of textures within her drawings.
Compositions are often configured from more unusual viewpoints and angles, sometimes close up to enhance detail whilst at other times she will use cropped images for example. Unusual juxtapositions can also be a feature, as in subjects where old and new meet, where past and present sit alongside one another.
Giclee prints are made from selected drawings and are reproduced from the original artwork. They are printed on German Etching mould-made paper 310 g / m 2 made by Hahnemuhle Fine Art. The paper is specially coated to obtain optimum image sharpness.
Giclee printing is a high quality digital method of fine art reproduction. Like most original artworks, the prints will retain their image quality under normal hanging conditions, ie other than exposure to direct sunlight.
The prints are produced by a giclee approved print member of the Fine Art Trade Guild.