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My name is Ruth and I'm a mother of 3 children living in the beautiful Cathedral city of Hereford, England. I am self-taught and started painting in watercolours about 15 years ago and now my paintings are in private collections throughout the UK and in America, Canada and Europe.

I have a passion for watercolours and love to play with colour, exploring the effect of combining pigment and water on the paper. Challenging the traditional view that watercolours are pale and washy, I love vibrant colour used in exciting combinations. I am especially drawn to flowers, their three dimensional forms presenting endless challenges.

Recently I have been focusing more on pale flowers for my “Pale Beauties” exhibition at the Kington Gallery, Kington. Whether it’s the softest whisper of primroses, the sunny yellow of daffodils, the pastel shades of hydrangeas or the pure whites…

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  • Born on February 22
  • Joined May 3, 2006

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About

My name is Ruth and I'm a mother of 3 children living in the beautiful Cathedral city of Hereford, England. I am self-taught and started painting in watercolours about 15 years ago and now my paintings are in private collections throughout the UK and in America, Canada and Europe.

I have a passion for watercolours and love to play with colour, exploring the effect of combining pigment and water on the paper. Challenging the traditional view that watercolours are pale and washy, I love vibrant colour used in exciting combinations. I am especially drawn to flowers, their three dimensional forms presenting endless challenges.

Recently I have been focusing more on pale flowers for my “Pale Beauties” exhibition at the Kington Gallery, Kington. Whether it’s the softest whisper of primroses, the sunny yellow of daffodils, the pastel shades of hydrangeas or the pure whites of daisies this presents another unique challenge – how to set them off without the surroundings stealing the limelight.

My ambition when I start work on a new piece is to capture much more than a likeness. I would like to evoke feelings and moods for the viewer, catch that special something, the essence of the flower on the paper – a moment in time that can never be repeated.

I won the SAA Amateur Artist of the Year award in 2012 for my painting "Cosmic Poppies".

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about my art, just ask!

More of my work can be seen at www.rsharts.co.uk

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