Ruth qualified as a Graphic Designer at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in illustration, in 1986. She then gained a teaching qualification at Manchester University.
Since then, she has spent time as an Art teacher working in high schools and tertiary Colleges. Ruth ran the successful Art studio ‘Wickerfish’ at Cedar Farm Galleries, Mawdesley in Lancashire, for 12 years, where she taught adults to paint and draw and display her own paintings to sell.
She now shares a studio with her partner Stuart Gray at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, Cumbria, where they work, teach and sell their paintings.
She specialises in watercolour and likes to try and capture the energy of water in all its forms, from crashing waves to babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls. She loves how water reflects the surrounding force of nature with all its colours and intricate patterns. She also loves to paint hedgerows and undergrowth and uses many techniques to achieve the results she wants, ranging from clingfilm to rice!!
It was a natural progression for her to start an online school as she recognised peoples' lives have changed. Busy adults now want to choose when and where they participate in their leisure activities.
"I really hope that you will join me on this creative journey"