Born in Dannevirke and resident for periods in Wellington, London and Bristol, England, Ruth has lived in Hamilton since 1960. Her interest in art is life-long, but she first took to printmaking when she moved to Hamilton. She joined the WSA in the late '60s and helped establish the Waikato printmakers and the print studio and classes at WSA. From that base she has tutored classes in relief and intaglio printmaking, as well as drawing and papermaking.
Influences on her work include books, poetry, music, galleries, and close art friendships.
Two survey exhibitions at Waikato Museum: 'Signs of Life' in 1988 and 'Signs and Symbols' in 1996
Guest artist, Waiprint 2000
Central Print Council annual exhibitions 2002-12
'Recent Images', Framing Workshop, Hamilton, 2006
Finalist, NZ Painting and Printmaking Award, 2001 and 2007
You can contact Ruth about her work via email: email@example.com or by phoning 07 853 5933.
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