I paint portraits and still life in oil and watercolour .
I also paint and draw the figure in pastel. Most of my portrait work is from commissions.
I sell prints and originals of my work.
Ruth completed a foundation course in Art and Design at Oxford Polytechnic and then went on to study Graphic Design and Illustration at Bristol Art College where she graduated in 1985.
She worked as an Art Director in advertising with several leading agencies in London until 1991 when she began her new career as a professional artist and illustrator.
As an illustrator she has had many of her book covers published. As a fine artist she has had numerous commissions and several successful exhibitions. Her portrait of her grandmother was shown at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in the Mall Galleries.
Whilst living and working in Hong Kong, Ruth has concentrated on exhibiting her work and building a very successful business in fulfilling commissions for portraits from the UK, Australia, U.S.A and Hong Kong.
Ruth is now based in Oxfordshire, England where she works from her studios in Sutton Courtenay.
Foundation in Art and Design
BA (hons) Graphic Design
Ruth did a double portrait of my husband playing the piano and me (a reluctant subject) standing beside the piano. We were overawed by the finished painting as indeed is everybody who has since seen it. One friend in particular was very emotionally moved by how closely and sensitively Ruth has captured us. We feel privileged to have been painted by Ruth and simply can't recommend her highly enough.
14 October, 2015
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Ruth painted a portrait of my Jack Russell, Ting Ting, for a special birthday gift. Ruth is a fantastic artist , her painting of Ting is brilliant and very much admired by all who see it. The portrait is incredibly true to life and most importantly, captures the personality of my little dog, right down to the twinkle in her eye!
I have seen other examples of Ruth's work, many of her portraits are of people, including children. These are also wonderful and if I could I would commission her to do the entire family and all the pets.
6 October, 2015
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Ruth painted very large portraits of both my children, as a surprise present for my husband. She took lots of photographs of them and then painted the portraits. We are absolutely delighted with them as they are so life-like and capture their characters too! We will keep them for the rest of our lives and remember that period of the children's lives!
I have seen other portraits that Ruth has painted and they capture the person completely - both how they look and who they are.
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