“An effect of texture and translucency being something between an old Italian fresco, an English landscape painting and a Japanese woodblock print”
Water, light and vapour are the three elements that inspire my work.
My technique is perfectly suited to expressing these inspirations-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.
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.
Some layers are so delicate they appear breathed onto the paper, the finished effect of texture and translucency being something between an 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.
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 in Somerset and The Shire Hall in Stafford and in open competitions at well-regarded venues such as the RWA and Black Swan Arts in Frome as well as exhibiting widely in both group and solo shows.
She is represented by Clifton Fine Art, Bristol, Church House Designs, Congresbury and Tincleton Gallery, Dorset. She lives and works in Bristol and is a member of Spike Print Studio.
Learn more about my print process: What is monoprinting?
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View my CV for details about selected exhibitions, art fairs, awards and projects.