Highly Collectable: This is an exclusive collection of drawings that Ruth Wood has created especially for the discerning art buyers and collectors of Kilbaha Gallery. These beautiful drawings are original works (no prints of the same) and thus are highly collectable. Ruth is one Ireland’s most talented and recognisable contemporary Pen & Ink artists. Her work is highly sought after.
The art of pen and ink drawing is one of the oldest practices used to record the visual world.
The use of a fine line to delineate form keeps me actively disciplined, while also grounded my practice in the fine art tradition of observational drawing.
In my drawings I examine the structure of form and how best to express its nature, through the process of layering line upon line. The awareness of negative space is key to my work- what to leave out is as important as the intricate line work. My focus from the detail to the overview is a constant challenge. It is a good day when I achieve that balance.
Each completed drawing articulates a deepened visual understanding of a particular building, wall or natural structure within my work. My aim is to express the character of a geographic location. It is magical for me when my work connects with the viewer’s own unique sense of place.
When I have resolved the compositional and structural concerns of my drawings, the application of a watercolour wash completes the image. This adds an emotional charge and counters the starkness of the black and white work.
About this Collection:
“Currently, I have been working on a number of drawings inspired by my cycling/walking trips around the locality of Kilkee. The limitation of distance due to the Covid 19 pandemic has enabled me to look more closely at my neighbourhood. I have revisited images in my sketch pad and have had the time to complete them. My new work is inspired by familiar motifs from different perspectives”
Originally from Killaloe, Ruth has lived between West Clare and Limerick for the last ten years and has regularly exhibited around the country.
Ruth has maintained a loyal clientele for her original artworks and has become very well known indeed for her Limited Edition Pen & Ink & Watercolour Prints, which represent the more traditional aspect of her artistic practice.
This work is inspired by the subtle changes in the rural landscape of the West Clare peninusula.
Through these gorgeous pen & Inks & watercolours, Ruth captures the poignant and nostalgic element of rural Ireland – from the beauty of small towns and villages, to it’s crumbling old ruins and its historic landmarks.
Ruth’s work is hugely popular with people who want to capture a moment or place in time.