biography

exhibitions

Solo Shows

Self Portraits & New Works, The Lighthouse, Poole – 2014
All the World’s a Stage, Whitestone Gallery, York – 2012 – with Ann Kilvington
Beyond the Sightlines, Main Gallery, Black Swan Arts, Frome — 2009
La Strada, Frome — 2006
Round Tower, Frome — 1998
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries — 1994
Chesil Gallery, Portland — 1991

Group Shows include:

Bath Society of Artists 112th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – 2017
Bath Society of Artists 111th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – 2016
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Kings Place, London – 2013
Bath Society of Artists 108th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – 2013
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Kings Place, London – 2013
Bath Society of Artists 106th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – 2011
Holburne Portrait Prize Exhibition, Bath – 2010
Made in Frome, Murrhardt, Germany — 2002
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London — 1990
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London — 1983

education

BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic — 1986-1989
Part-time drawing and painting at Putney and Chelsea Schools of Art – 1984-1986
Foundation Diploma, Kingston Polytechnic – 1983-1984

work

Private Commissions — 1989 – present
A range of commissions including portraits, garden paintings, album covers and book illustration.

Events Illustration — 2000-present
Guest artist at weddings and social events.

Greetings Cards Design — 1994-2002
Designs commissioned by the Medici Society and Woodmansterne Ltd.

Book illustration
I An Distracted By Everything, Liza Tarbuck, Penguin Books 2017
The Empty Throne, Tony Scotland, Viking Books 1993

grants & residencies

Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award — 2006
Affiliated Artist, Merlin Theatre — 2009 – present
Visual Artist in Residence, Merlin Theatre, Frome — 2006-2009
Frome Festival Artist in Residence — 2000-2002