I am an artist based in Oxfordshire, currently studying Contemporary Portraiture at the Art Academy.
I work in oil, watercolour and pastel, painting mainly from life.
Having worked in London, Hong Kong and New York as an art director and illustrator, I use visual stories and word play to inspire my work and this helps me to create a dialogue between the sitter and the viewer.
I was excited to win 'The Readers Award' in Artists and Illustrators Magazine (Artist of the year 2017) and my portrait was exhibited in the Mall Gallery. I have had paintings exhibited in several major galleries including the Menier Gallery, Mall Galleries, the Whitechapel Gallery, Manchester. I have also had work shown in The RBSA Open Exhibition 2017, and The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 2019
More recently I have become very interested in Still Life and am currently working on a new series of paintings which I hope to exhibit soon.
Ruth is happy to accept commissions.