Art has come to Ruth rather late in life.
After taking up garden design in the U.K. moving across the world to Sydney NSW, she won a gold medal at the Sydney Garden Show in Darling Harbour.
Ruth has always had a practical hands-on approach to everything she does, and re-trained as a massage therapist, but found she missed the imaginativeness and stimulation of design.
Over the next four years she designed and created millinery, and it's from there that Ruth discovered the art of hand-made flowers that she would fashion to decorate her hats.
Inspired by British artist Ruth Issett's work with paper, Ruth began to explore her silk flower-making skills with specialist papers.
This is Ruth's first exhibit, a 3-dimensional artwork combining her love of flowers with her love of art. She see's this composition 'A Drawer Full of Roses' as a begining to an exciting exploration of, and extention of her artistic journey.
The inspiration for 'A Drawer Full of Roses' came from wondering how the beautiful and delicate roses would look mounted in a frame and hung on the wall - composed from lens tissue, painted, treated, shaped with traditional flower-making tools and with a touch of gold leaf, they are the first in a series of 3-dimensional compositions