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|Ruth Baxendell-Ward Biography|
|Ruth grew up in Sussex where she went to Art School. She then decided to go into nursing and, after marrying, moved to Hertford where she raised her family. When the children were grown up, Ruth and her husband lived in Africa for five years where she started to paint again inspired by the vivid colours and bright light. On her return to England, she continued to paint and develop her style by experimentation.|
|1961 - 1963: Foundation Course at West Sussex College of Art1964 - 1966: SEN Training at Royal West Sussex Hospital 1984 - 1986: NNEB Course at East Herts Regional College|
|Second prize in member's competion at The Courtyard Arts Centre, Hertford with "Heat Haze."|
|2001: Reuters International Head Office, London: 6 large paintings for the Board Room. Theme: The continents of the world.|
12 smaller paintings for meetings rooms.
All framed acrylics.
|1996: Solo exhibition at the British Council, Accra, Ghana|
1997: Solo exhibition at the French Cultural Centre, Maputo, Mozambique
1999: Solo exhibition at the French Cultural Centre, Maputo, Mozambique
|2005: Artshed Gallery, Ware, Herts|
2006: Hertfordshire Graphics Gallery, Hertford
2007:The Courtyard Gallery, Hertford
2009: Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow
|Ruth paints in a contemporary style and enjoys experimenting with different media. Her mixed media work incorporates acrylic paint with collage, using paper and other materials to create texture. Some of her works are wholly abstract and with these she is striving to stir the viewer by the use of colours, shapes and texture, combined and related to each other. Some of her work has a pictorial representational element but still borders on the abstract. With these works she draws on the influence and inspiration of nature which varies from land or seascapes to rock formations or tree bark. All her paintings enhance the decor of modern living and working spaces.|