Ruth qualified as a graphic designer at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in illustration, in 1986. She then gained a teaching qualification at Manchester University. Since then she has spent time as an Art teacher working in high schools, Garth Prison and Runshaw, Skelmersdale and Bootle Tertiary Colleges.
Ruth ran the successful Art studio, ‘Wickerfish’ at Cedar Farm Galleries, Mawdesley, Lancashire for 12 years where she taught adults to paint and draw as well as displaying her own paintings to sell. She now shares a studio with her partner Stuart Gray at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, Cumbria where they work and sell their paintings and clocks.
Even though Ruth paints in a variety of media, she specialises in watercolour. She has always enjoyed doing commissioned artwork and working towards private exhibitions. She is currently looking at the ‘Energy of water’ as her main inspiration for her watercolours.