I trained as a printmaker at The Cambridge Curwen Print Study Centre at Chilford Hall, qualifying in May 2011.
September 2011 Exhibited with INPRINT’11 at Michaelhouse in Cambridge
November 2011 Winner of The Chequers Artist Award at the Cambridgeshire Open Art Exhibition, with my etching, ‘Lion Gate – Fading Glory’.
May 2012 Solo exhibition at The Chequers in Cottenham. “Connections” was directly influenced by my love of literature and the written word.
September 2012 Solo exhibition at The Exchange Gallery, Saffron Walden. “Looking Both Ways” was a continuing exploration of technique and style.
April 2014 Solo exhibition at The Alison Richard Building, Cambridge University, “The Hours of Healing”, a response to the operas of Benjamin Britten. This work also shown
September 2014 Solo exhibition at The Exchange Gallery, Saffron Walden, “Accidental Beauties”
November 2015 Selected as a Top Twenty Artist at The Cambridge Open Art Exhibition at Swavesey
August 2016 Planned solo exhibition at The Exchange Gallery, Saffron Walden, “Flights of Fancy” a response to poetry about birds.
My work reflects the ambiguity of art, the scope for interpretation of both experience and the natural world and my interest in the way the past and present inter-relate. I am interested in the correlation between the layering process that is intrinsic to printmaking and how language and music can portray many layers of meaning. I concentrate on relief, dry point and collograph, often creating unique prints from combinations of techniques. I work from my studio in Saffron Walden, using a Rollaco Boxer press.My work is based on ideas and sits between abstract and realism. Although a lot of thought goes into my designs I am quite content for the viewer to see in them some entirely different meaning. It is important to me that the works I create are interesting and thought provoking and I hope they are also beautiful.
For more information about Ruth please go to her website.