Ruth Helen Smith is an artist from Hampshire working and living in South London.
She completed her MA and BA in Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, graduating from a master’s course titled ‘Flesh and Fabric: The Victorian and Edwardian Interior’ in 2016 with Distinction. She then attended The Heatherley School of Fine Art for a two-year diploma in figurative painting, winning the ‘Heatherley Prize’ and the ‘Worlds End Studios Prize’ for the best painting of figures. She has also been selected for the ‘Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize Exhibition 2019’ at Piano Nobile and the ‘Royal Society of British Artists 2019 Exhibition’ at the Mall Galleries.
Ruth was selected for the ‘CWND Artist Residency’ in Canary Warf and the artist residency ‘Continuum’ at Husk. Ruth is also resident artist at Battersea Power Station Phase 3, where she paints on site each week from a crane. As well as painting full-time, Ruth also tutors art and runs Ruth Smith Gallery, which brings artists together to create new visual dialogues in public spaces. The current project is the ‘Worlds End Studios Art Project’ in Chelsea.
Ruth’s website www.ruthhelensmith.co.uk
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