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Artist's StatementRecently I have started cutting out pattern pieces and then printing on them to sew into garments. I am a better printer than seamstress so we shall see! During lockdown local images have featured more but still making useable art such as tea towels, cushions and bags. In collaboration with another, we have been making lampshades with Ely Cathedral images. At Cambridgeartmakers, I am teaching courses including printing and making lampshades. I have printed various themes in square shapes to make beeswax cloths to be used instead of clingfilm or tin foil. With the opening of fairs it will be interesting to see how these are welcomed. I love teaching to all age groups and find Cambridgeartmakers in Linton a very pleasant site for that.
Art StyleRepresentational, Contemporary, Illustrative
Art SubjectsStill Life, Coastal, Animals
Art Materialswatercolour, ink, pencil, needlefelt, paper, recycled, wool, cotton
Sarah Ruff's Portfolios
I have been painting with watercolours for many years now and really enjoy using vibrant colours, seeing what happens when paper is wet and how different colours sometimes react with each other. I usually use transparent colours to keep the luminous effect on white paper. Sometimes I draw with pen and ink and add colour afterwards, the contrast with the control of the pen and more random results of the wash are very pleasing. I usually prefer to paint big but the challenge of tiny is also interesting for a change and sometimes I use these tiny paintings for cards. I always get my ideas from what I see around me, in the garden, around Britain or abroad. I love visiting foreign places, seeing different ways of life, communicating with people who speak different languages.