Ruth Cowell

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2014

Artworks for sale: 65

(4)

United Kingdom

About Ruth Cowell

 
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  • Biography
    I've drawn and painted for as long as I can remember.  Colour and pattern have helped shape my figurative compositions. I work in my studio at home in East Sussex where I look onto fields and wooded hills.  My surroundings have inspired me whether flowers in the garden, trees in the woods or fruit on the table.  I work from drawings and photographs and often find ideas when on holiday - this years' trips to Shropshire, France and Greece have given me plenty of material. 
    Influences on my work range from seventeenth century Spanish still life , Gustav Klimt, Edward Hopper and David Hockney.  My paintings take a long time to produce, I build the colours up in thin layers of oil paint, subtly blending where necessary and never being afraid to change something if the composition is not working.  I do hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I've enjoyed creating it.


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  • Education

    1970 - 1971

    L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier,France

    1967 - 1970

    Wimbledon School of Art

    1966 - 1967

    Goldsmiths School of Art

  • Awards

    1986

    Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award

    Awarded for painting

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    1970

    BA in Fine Art (Hons)

    Degree awarded for painting and subsiduary printmaking.

    1970

    French Government Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded to study painting and printmaking at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, France.
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    Previous events

    Event: South East Open Studios

    Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 21, 2015

    Venue: Ballards End, Goudhurst, Kent

    Exhibiting at Ballards End, Goudhurst, Kent with five other artists as part of the South East Open Studios scheme.
    Further details are at www.seos-art.org

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Education

1970 - 1971

L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier,France

1967 - 1970

Wimbledon School of Art

1966 - 1967

Goldsmiths School of Art


Awards

1986

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award

Awarded for painting

Show more awards Hide

1970

BA in Fine Art (Hons)

Degree awarded for painting and subsiduary printmaking.

1970

French Government Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to study painting and printmaking at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, France.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: South East Open Studios

Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Venue: Ballards End, Goudhurst, Kent

Exhibiting at Ballards End, Goudhurst, Kent with five other artists as part of the South East Open Studios scheme.
Further details are at www.seos-art.org


 

Biography

I've drawn and painted for as long as I can remember.  Colour and pattern have helped shape my figurative compositions. I work in my studio at home in East Sussex where I look onto fields and wooded hills.  My surroundings have inspired me whether flowers in the garden, trees in the woods or fruit on the table.  I work from drawings and photographs and often find ideas when on holiday - this years' trips to Shropshire, France and Greece have given me plenty of material. 
Influences on my work range from seventeenth century Spanish still life , Gustav Klimt, Edward Hopper and David Hockney.  My paintings take a long time to produce, I build the colours up in thin layers of oil paint, subtly blending where necessary and never being afraid to change something if the composition is not working.  I do hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I've enjoyed creating it.


 
 
 
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