Ruth McDonald © 2020
Painter - Print Maker
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
Address: Woodsend Cottage South Street
Boughton Under Blean Nr Faversham Kent
Tel: 01227 750779
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
Lecturer in Art, Technology & Education 1970-2008
Full time painter printmaker 2008- present day
The Print Block Whitstable 2010
United Society of Artists 2014
Printmakers Council 2016
Member Society of Women Artists 2017