About Ruth

Image-Making

My approach to landscape photography is experimental and innovative. I work in a way that is free of conventional constraints, allowing me to travel and make images with lightness and spontaneity.

At home in North Yorkshire the coastline, moors, woodlands and gardens provide ever-changing inspiration for creative and abstract image-making.

In the clear light and air of the Hebrides I find peace and solitude within elemental seascapes, colourful dreams, and intimate macro details.

Often lost in another world, I aim to capture spirit rather than actuality, to reflect the way I experience, remember and interpret the landscape in its myriad moods.

Steve Gosling taught me the technique of intentional camera movement to create an impressionist image in-camera - it is a method that seems to suit very well my style of working and is a gift to my yearning for creative self expression.

The unique work of Valda Bailey and also Sandra Bartocha are endlessly inspiring, and the exploration of and experimentation with multiple exposure techniques, often combined with ICM, add an extra dimension in my photography.

ruth in bluebells

 

Exhibitions

July-September 2015 Wish You Were Here Joint exhibition of postcard-sized art at Woodend Gallery, Scarborough.

March-May 2015 Joint Photography exhibition at the Yorkshire Wolds Gallery, Staxton, near Scarborough.

1st April - 28th September 2014 Colours of the wind Exhibition with PL in the Grantham Room at Newby Hall and Gardens, near Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Nov/Dec 2013 Where shadows dance... Exhibition with PL at Danby Village Hall, North Yorkshire.

Oct/Nov 2013 There whispers still... Exhibition with PL at the Gallery Within, Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

March 2013 All Around Us Joint exhibition at Inspired by... gallery, North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby.

Oct-Dec 2012 Hebridean Collaborative Photography exhibition at the Gallery Within, Northallerton.

March 2012 Coast Joint exhibition at Woodend Gallery, Scarborough.

April 2011 Sylvania Exhibition with PL at Ingrid Flute Gallery, Ravenscar, near Scarborough.

 

From October 2011 to December 2013 I co-ran the Gallery Within at Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton, with Peter Leeming.

 

I have also exhibited work at the following galleries:

  • Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley
  • Hebrides Art, Isle of Harris
  • The Art Cafe, Whitby
  • Coast Gallery, Scarborough

 

I am a contributor to LBW Photographers, a group set up in 2013 to promote & encourage the art of landscape photography by women.

 

Behance Logo  Examples of my work also feature on Behance, a creative portfolio sharing website.

RHF Business Card Harebells FW

 

 

Published Work

My work has been featured in a number of publications including:

  • Scottish Islands Explorer magazine
  • Esk Valley News
  • Medicus (Journal of the Australian Medical Association WA)
  • Landscape Photography Magazine online (joint article with LBW Photographers)

 

 

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