Ruth McDonald ©  2013

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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.


Website : www.ruthmcdonald.co

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Address: Woodsend Cottage South Street

Boughton Under Blean Nr Faversham Kent

ME13 9NS

Tel: 01227 750779

Mob:  07712532141


The work of artist printmaker Ruth McDonald reflects her interest in her local woodland landscape and the sea when illuminated by failing light and the moon to expose the traces left by past inhabitants.  Preferred sites are constantly revisited, re-worked and re-ordered with her explorations investigating beyond the evident as she seeks to reveal images as ciphers and signs of the unknown.

Ruth’s background in textiles and guild membership of RIBA has informed her progression to an MA in Fine Art at Canterbury Christ Church University.

She works from her studio in Boughton under Blean in Kent and The Print Block, Whitstable. She has exhibited extensively, both in the UK and abroad, most recently at Bankside Gallery The Mall Galleries & Cork Street London, The Beaney Canterbury and as part of East Kent Artists’ Open Houses.


Education and Qualifications

Canterbury Christ Church   MA Fine Art    2010

Canterbury Christ Church  NPQH      2001

Mid Kent College   DMS(Ed)    1982

University of London    ATC (Lond)    1970

Hornsey College of Art   BA (Hons) 2.1 Textiles   1969


Career

Lecturer in Art, Technology & Education     1970-2008  

Full time painter printmaker       2008- present day


Membership

The Print Block Whitstable 2010

United Society of Artists 2014

Printmakers Council 2016

Member Society of Women Artists 2017


Useful addresses:

Web sites

www.earthboundwomen.co.uk

www.theprintblock.com

www.hazelwoodstudio.co.uk

www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney

www.strangecargo.org.uk

www.canterbury.ac.uk/sidney-cooper