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Ruth Kirkby

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Artwork for Ruth Kirkby

Woodland Snow

Hazel Leaf in Autumn

Foxgloves

Woodland Path

Oak Leaves

Oriental Lily

Fritillary

Details

Telephone: 
07779 594781
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My botanical art has been inspired by the fruits and flowers in my garden and in the local hedgerows. My oil painting has largely been inspired by the wonderful Herefordshire/Powys countryside in which I live, and in particular the wonderful light that falls through trees at different times of the year.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Practising art has not only helped me recuperate from a serious illness, but has also provided me with a sense of purpose following my retirement from teaching. It makes me look at the wonderful surroundings in which we live in a new light, and provides me with immense pleasure. Learning new skills and new ways of painting has been a real bonus and given me a sense of purpose.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am both a botanical artist in watercolour, and a painter of landscape and still life in oils.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I regularly hold workshops in watercolour painting at the Bleddfa Centre, the Mid Wales Art Centre and at Bobby Britnell's studio.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Aberystwyth University Diploma in Botanical Illustration 2010

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Art@thelodging Presteigne 2020
Open Studios 2019, 2018
The Workhouse Presteigne 2018
Bleddfa Centre 2019
Aardvark Books 2018

Venues Description: 
Ruth Kirkby Artist
Venues Confirmed: 
Yes

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