"Solitude is Bliss" is a collection of Ruth Taylor's recent sea, beach and landscapes drawn from memories. With a milky palette of greys, greens and lilacs, they have a dreamy quality. Empty of people, these are places to be alone in where you can enjoy the solitude, walking in the countryside or gazing out to sea, happy in your own company.
Ruth trained as a textile designer at West Surrey College of Art and Design in the 80s. The influence of textiles is evident in her love of colour, texture and pattern. Ruth loads the surface with paint, moving it around with brushes, combs and even her hands looking to capture a particular light or the effect of the weather and seasons on the land.