Water, light and vapour are the three elements that inspire Ruth's work.
Her technique is perfectly suited to expressing these inspirations-delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper.The prints are made by rolling ink onto a piece of glass or plastic, then taking an
impression by hand. In this way layers of colour and texture are built up. Each print
Some layers are so delicate they appear breathed onto the paper, the finished effect
of texture and translucency being something between and old Italian fresco, an English landscape painting and a Japanese woodblock print.”After completing a BA (Hons) in Illustration at the University of the West of England, Ruth has continued to evolve and hone her unique monoprint technique, which she uses to great effect on, amongst other subjects, scenes of the North Somerset Coast and Dorset. Her pictures are delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper. Painted prints or printed paintings, the results are multi-layered impressions.
Early in her career she was short listed for the Emerging Artist award at the Royal West of England Academy Open exhibition and won the Society of Graphic Fine Art’s Best Work in Colour, and has gone on to have work shown in prestigious print exhibitions at the Atkinson Gallery and The Shire Hall in Stafford and in open competitions at such well-regarded venues as the RWA and Black Swan Arts in Frome as well as exhibiting widely in both group and solo shows.
An amazing chance to be introduced to a most unusual and beautiful way of making art.