Ruth McDonald ©  2013

Painter - Print Maker


Ruth McDonald






Etched screen prints

Book Art

Gesso and Graphite

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Education and Qualifications                   Canterbury Christ Church   MA Fine Art    2011

            Canterbury Christ Church  NPQH      2001

Mid Kent College   DMS(Ed)    1982

RIBA     Awarded Guild Membership  1986

University of London    ATC (Lond)    1970

                        Hornsey College of Art  BA (Hons) 2.1 Textiles  1969

Awards                                                                 Given “Body of Work” award by Society of Women Artists  2015

Career                                                 Design lecturer                          1970-2008  

Full time painter printmaker       2008- present day

Group Membership                                The Print Block Whitstable 2010

Earthbound Woman 2011

United Society of Artists 2014

Printmakers Council 2016

Associate Member Society of Women Artists 2016

Publications                                          365 A Year in the Life of Faversham,  Kent Creative Arts, 2012

                                                                               Wise Words (The Canterbury Laureate Anthology),

                                                                               Canterbury Festival, 3 poems & essay, 2012

                                                                               The Arts in Schools, Principles, Practice and Provision

                                                                               (Edited by Ken Robinson)  3 chapters 1989


                                                                              Art and the Built Environment Project 1982 Study Programme for Teachers RIBA


                                                                              Channel 4 Art of the Western World Teachers Handbook 1989

                                                                               Design and Make it Textbook Textiles 2001

Artist Statement

As a painter printmaker I work from my studio in Boughton under Blean and in The Print Block at Whitstable.

I am interested in my local woodland landscape illuminated by failing light and the moon and the traces left by past inhabitants. I constantly re-visit preferred sites, then re-work and re-order. My explorations investigate beyond the evident as I seek to reveal images as ciphers and signs of the unknown.

I portray an inner landscape where we can experience a sense of rhythmic energy and vitality in observation, reminding us of where we have come from and our ultimate destiny.

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