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Ruth Swain Portrait Artist

About Us

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.

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Foundation in Art and Design BA (hons) Graphic Design

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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX144AG
United Kingdom
Typical Job Cost £45 - £4,000
Watercolour prints from £45 unframed Original Pastel portraits from £400 unframed Oil and watercolour portraits from £600 unframed
United Kingdom
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