trained at Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence, a fine art school modeled
on the ateliers of 19th Century Paris. There, over a period of three years,
she studied portrait and figurative drawing and sculpting using the 'sight-size'
technique. Once back in the UK she opened her studio in Ely and began
accepting portrait commissions in both charcoal and clay. During this
period she was appointed Artist in Residence at the Kings' School, Ely.
Following this, Ruth worked for a time in an artists' foundry to better
understand the processes and practicalities of lost wax casting for bronze,
and used this technical knowledge to inform her own work in bronze. More
recently, attracted by the different visual challenge it presents, Ruth
has spent her time painting in oil. She returned to Florence for short
periods in 2009 and 2010 to develop her painting technique at Studio Santo
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