Ruth Armitage's Profile
I exaggerate color and shape to express a personal connection with the figures in my work. Some are quirky, some sad, some are happy, some strong, each is unique. By painting semi-abstracted figures, I hope to allow the viewer room to feel a kind of ownership for my people. Each figure I paint represents a part of my personality, a part of my life that I hope viewers connect with their lives.
Subject matter includes images derived from observation, sketches, photos and imagination. My strong emphasis on color and shape unify the works and often become symbolic. My most recent series, “Contented Solitude’ attempts to convey the joy and peace that being alone in the natural environment can inspire. My work often blends a sense of the past with contemporary color and carries a mysterious sense of story.”
I often combine photographic imagery with drawings…
- Joined June 11, 2009