Hello, I'm Ruth, welcome to my page. I am an artist and the owner of The Blue Easel Gallery. This first picture shows me at my desk, in my studio at The Blue Easel Gallery. I can see out into my garden through the window behind me, it's also where my husband delivers hot cups of tea to me when I'm working. It doesn't normally look this tidy when I'm painting. The Gallery is situated in Cramond Village, a picturesque spot on the outskirts of Edinburgh. I'm lucky enough to work and live here with my family and our irish terrier (aka Gallery dog). I would be delighted to show you round the gallery and my studio, please pop in if you're in the area. I have recently launched a new online shop, I hope you will have time to have a look and see if there is anything you think might make you or a friend happy, or fit nicely into your home. Please get in touch if you have any questions about my art, my painting process or the gallery in general, I'll be only to pleased to help.
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RUTH'S LATEST WORK Ruth has been working on a series of new paintings during lockdown which have recently been launched on the website online shop. The inspiration for this new body of work has come from many long dog walks with gallery dog, the flowers she discovered on these walks, her own garden and a collection of beautiful vintage tea cups that had belonged to her Mother-In-Law. You can see video examples of how these new paintings were created on Ruth's instagram page @farquhar.ruth
Sadly the gallery is currently closed which is why I am taking part in the Artist Support Pledge initiative.
The Artist Support Pledge @artistsupportpledge is a wonderful initiative set up by Matthew Burrows @matthewburrowsstudio to help artists, who’s sales have disappeared, to support themselves and fellow artists during the Covid-19 pandemic. The concept is a simple one. I will post images of work that I am willing to sell for no more than £200 each on my Instagram account @farquhar.ruth . Anyone can then buy my work. Every time I reach £1,000 of sales I pledge to buy another artists work for £200. That way I can also help to support other artists at this difficult time.
I will be offering a variety of original artworks for sale over on my Instagram page @farquhar.ruth, acrylics on canvas, board and paper, as well as original watercolours and lino prints, from £30 - £200. All you need to do is keep an eye on my Instagram account regularly, I’ll be offering a new piece of art every few days. If you like something enough to buy it, please DM me or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange payment and delivery.
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Thank you Ruth
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL SUMMER EXHIBITION 2019 3rd -25th AUGUST 2019 11am - 3pm
AT THE BLUE EASEL GALLERY
PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION OR TO PURCHASE ANY OF THESE PIECES OF WORK
*All new work is for sale from 3rd August 2019 and available to collect from the Gallery at the end of Ruth's Exhibition
Ruth also plans to have a limited number of small original abstract paintings available to purchase, examples of these are shown below. These paintings are an important part of her studio practice and help Ruth to explore new possibilities with colour, texture and composition.
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2018 NEW PAINTINGS BY RUTH FARQUHAR 18th-31st AUGUST 11am - 4pm at THE BLUE EASEL GALLERY