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Ruth Brownlee

Ruth Brownlee

Born near Edinburgh in 1972, Ruth graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1994 with a BA Hons in Drawing & Painting/Tapestry. In 1998, she moved to Shetland to concentrate on her painting.

RuthÂ’s paintings explore the visual drama and rugged environment of the Shetland Isles. The islands have been home to Ruth for the past twenty years, which becomes clear in her vivid execution of the landscape. There is a strong balance between an intense knowledge and understanding of the scenery, as well as an openness and acceptance of the ever changing environment and its over whelming control of those who live on and own the land.

The ability to capture serene moments contrasted with daunting and vast skylines place her work as some of the most desirable impressions of the Shetland Isles.

'My work is based on recent responses to the rugged dramatic environment of Shetland and its visual drama of constantly changing elements against the coastal landscape and the North Sea.'

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Ruth Brownlee Heavy Rain: West Sandwick Beach, Yell

Ruth Brownlee

Heavy Rain: West Sandwick Beach, Yell

Mixed media on board

Ruth Brownlee Sumburgh Rough Seas

Ruth Brownlee

Sumburgh Rough Seas

Mixed media on board

Ruth Brownlee Autumn Blustery Day

Ruth Brownlee

Autumn Blustery Day

Mixed media on board

Ruth Brownlee Grey Skies: Quendale Beach

Ruth Brownlee

Grey Skies: Quendale Beach

Mixed media on board

Ruth Brownlee High Seas Off Yell

Ruth Brownlee

High Seas Off Yell

Mixed media on board

Ruth Brownlee Quendale Summer Gale

Ruth Brownlee

Quendale Summer Gale

Mixed media on board

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