My work is based on recent responses to the rugged dramatic environment of Shetland and its visual drama of constantly changing elements against the coastal landscape and the North Sea.
Born near Edinburgh in 1972 , Ruth graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1994 with a BA Hons in Drawing & Painting/Tapestry.
In 1998, she moved to Shetland to concentrate on her painting. Ruth has work in private collections throughout the UK & overseas and public collection in The Fleming Collection, London & Shetland Museum. A multi-award winning artist, Ruth now exhibits in leading galleries throughout the UK.
Encounter Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2001At Sea… Shetland Museum, Lerwick, 2001
Shetland : Land and Sea, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh October 2017
Winter : Shetland, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, February/March 2016
Shetland, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh January/February 2015
New Work, The Line, Linlithgow, November 2013
New Work, Shetland Museum & Archives, July/August 2013
New Works Shetland Economic Unit/Shetland Islands Council, Lerwick 2007
New Paintings New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, 2007
New Work The Line, Linlithgow, 2006
New Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2006
New Paintings Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, 2005
New Paintings Godfrey& Watt, Harrogate, 2005
New Work Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2005
Recent Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2004
Sea Shetland, Rebecca Hossack/Charlotte Street Gallery, London, 2004
Sense of Place Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, 2003
Northern Elements Shetland Museum, Lerwick,2003
New Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian ,2002
Northwards Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2001
Encounter Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2001
At Sea… Shetland Museum, Lerwick, 2001