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Ruth's paintings are concerned with colour, light & surface and their power to evoke feeling and memory. Through a dialogue with the painting process, they become a record with their own condensed histories revealed in their surfaces, distillations of sensation and experience.
Abstract expressionism and minimalism are at the source of Ruth's practice, but her painting is located in contemporary 21st century abstraction, where gesture has become touch and the scale is often intimate, working 'face to face' with the viewer. She works in oils or acrylics, often in series. Ruth exhibits regularly in the UK and is a member of Contemporary British Painting. She also undertakes photographic projects and collaborations connected with a sense of place, a current project 'To the lighthouse' is a study of the Orfordness lighthouse over time. Ruth also works freelance as an artist educator, this includes teaching, giving lectures, individual tuition, critiques, portfolio preparation and running art workshops with galleries and with organisations in East Anglia. Education & Training: MA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, BA History of Art, University of Warwick, PGCE Art, Institute of Education, University of London & PG Dip Art Textiles, Anglia Ruskin University.