Two of Ruth’s 2017 submissions, both watercolours.
I live in Wenhaston, Becker’s landscape of the Blyth Valley in East Suffolk. His confident, swiftly executed mark making challenges me to avoid being careful, to let my eye and hand follow the subject’s form without overworking it, to accept ‘mistakes’- those lines which aren’t quite where they ‘should’ be! They add movement and vigour.
A first degree in Botany and Zoology trained me to look very carefully at the form and structure of living things, and intensified my awe of the wondrous complexities that surround us, an appreciation which I hope is expressed in my paintings.