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POP UP GALLERY
35 DEVONPORT ROAD - TAURANGA
WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 10AM - 3PM
Working as a professional artist since 2004, Ruth has an Honors Diploma in Art and Creativity and was awarded a full scholarship to finish her final year. Ruth's paintings express the human condition; she likes her work to have a narrative aspect and to go beyond being merely decorative. Her work has three times been selected for publication by Artfind (for their diary and calendar) and she has been a finalist for the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award in 2008 and 2009, 2012 and 2014, as well as being a finalist in the Katikati National Mural Competition 2008.
Also featuring the Ruth Anthea Clothing Range.
“In 2020, I was all ready to get my fabric printed in 100% organic cotton in India, with designs I had created. I had also found a fair trade factory in India that took girls off the streets and trained them in the craft of sewing, and then gave them a job. Then Covid hit, I'm not sure what is next, the range could now be made in NZ? But it will be with natural fibres, colour and probably a print!”
“My technique has evolved over the years; I love the excitement of colour and the spontaneity of abstraction. However, for me, this is not enough to be able to communicate my stories, therefore I use elements of abstraction, with rich colour and dramatic layers of texture, thus creating a complex background. I then use more representational elements to create my narrative, building images with bold use of light and shadow to create form; with use of line, mark making, and negative shapes, interest is added to my work."
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