Ruth Ander

Water, light and vapour are the three elements that inspire my work.
My technique is perfectly suited to expressing these inspirations-delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper. Painted prints or printed paintings- the results are multi-layered impressions.
The prints are made by rolling ink onto a piece of glass or plastic, then taking an impression by hand. In this way layers of colour and texture are built up.
Some layers are so delicate they appear breathed onto the paper, the finished effect of texture and translucency being something between an old Italian fresco, an English landscape painting and a Japanese woodblock print.
Education
BA (Hons) Illustration, University of the West of England, 1997-2000
BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Stafford College
City and Guilds Certificate in Delivering Learning: An Introduction

Rain over the channel - monoprint by Ruth Ander

Rain over the channel – monoprint by Ruth Ander

Stormy day - monoprint by Ruth Ander

Stormy day – monoprint by Ruth Ander

Sun catching the rain - monoprint by Ruth Ander

Sun catching the rain – monoprint by Ruth Ander

Rain at sunset - monoprint by Ruth Ander

Rain at sunset – monoprint by Ruth Ander