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Ruth Oaks

I drew and looked at art since childhood and gained my formal art education as a mature student at Arts Institute Bournemouth. 

I was one of the founder members of Poole Printmakers and I have exhibited regularly with them and Bournemouth Arts Club/Southern Contemporaries, also participating in selected exhibitions in London and elsewhere. I set up Poole Painting Studio in 2006, where I host a variety of art courses and activities. 

I work in painting and a variety of printmaking techniques, with a strong element of drawing and structure.  I often use words as a starting point for compositions.  

My series of paintings “The Stations of the Cross” can be seen in St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome.  I won a commission to paint the “Triptych of St Peter and St Paul” for Ringwood Parish Church in 2005, and a series of poetry prints, commissioned in 2008, can be seen at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead.


Stour at Shapwick. solar etching

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