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Painting of Summer

This is a painting that I have started (and not yet finished) of my friend Summer. I wanted to paint this portrait so I could practice sewing into it, but it’s taking so long for me to finish. I’m struggling […]

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Sketches from Glyptoteket

Here are some secondary source drawings I made using my primary source sketches from the Glyptoteket Gallery in Copenhagen. I really like the use of different colours to represent tones, and the pattern i’ve created with the pen strokes. I […]

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Finger Painting?

I’ve been working on this portrait of Emma Watson for a little while, but I don’t seem to be getting very far with it. I started off painting with brushes, and I just wasn’t enjoying it. So I found some […]

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‘Einstein’ Graphite Drawing

This is a graphite drawing of Albert Einstein when he was 26 years old working in the patent office, this was the moment in time when he came up with his first theory of relativity. This drawing was inspired by […]

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‘The Origin Of Despair’ Painting

This painting is very surreal and haunting, when painting this I was troubled and had a deep feeling of despair about my journey as an artist at this moment in time. It is very rare for me to feel this […]

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‘Marilyn Monroe’ Drawing

A sketched portrait of Marilyn Monroe using graphite pencils, coloured pencil (mainly for lips) and black fine-liner pen. http://www.switchstudio.co.uk

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Trimming, crashing and where I am

Have trimmed my obligations to make way for concentrating more on the essentials of making work and keeping afloat.   Have given myself a horrible ultimatum, which is If I haven’t done x, y and z by this time next year […]

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Themes Running Through My Recent Work

I make paintings that reference pictorial qualities associated with landscapes and sometimes portraits, but with no conscious intension to do so. They all seem like simplified versions of something else, or partially covered versions. I’m interested in surface tension, build […]

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Goldenhar Syndrome

A series of studio images showing my audience how my medical condition, Goldenhar Syndrome, has affected me. The series consists of portrait and still life images.

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Dancing From Fright by Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong’s post combines a beautifully rendered and powerful portrait with a fantastically rich and eloquent analysis of his process and symbolism. As with previous contributors I hope this will be the first of many. DANCING FROM FRIGHT… …is the […]

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This is Awkward.

This is Awkward. And so, finally time to come clean on this shiny new website and on a shiny new blog. During the last eighteen months or so, it may have escaped your notice that I have been writing more […]

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Random Writes.

In keeping with my Twitter name @ruthrandom, a freer more in-the-moment blog. Expect anything.

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