Ruth Brownlee

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About the artist - Ruth Brownlee

Paintings by Ruth Brownlee explore the visual drama and rugged
environment of the Shetland Isles. The islands have been home to Ruth
since 1998 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 it’s overwhelming control of those who live
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.

Born close to 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 which has been
acknowledged on many occasions since, including being elected finalist
for the Gilchrist- Fisher Memorial Award for Landscape Painters in 2002,
Visual Artist award, Hi-Arts Highland & Island Visual Arts in 2003
and more recently the Shetland Arts Development, Visual Arts Grant Award
in 2012.

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