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Ruth Fones

Artist and Teacher

What I do:

I am an artist and an educator. Throughout my career I have been fascinated with the subtle variations in our individual perception of colour, light, form and perspective. I currently use the medium of paint as a way of communicating the knowledge gained from my research and interactions. I position myself as an artistic interpreter in surfacing these nuances in our vision and encourage the viewer the contemplate an alternative and often unconsidered viewpoint.

What steps I took to get where I am now:

Originally from Sunderland in the North East, I now live in Wakefield. I studied BSc Textile Design in Huddersfield specialising in Knitted Textiles and went on to work as a Knitwear Designer and then a self employed knitwear business owner. Alongside this I worked as Senior Lecturer in Textiles at The University of Huddersfield where I undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and taught a wide range of art, textiles and craft techniques. More recently, and after having a family, I have taught adult art classes alongside the development of my own artistic practice.

What creative opportunities I'm looking for:

Exhibitions, Collaborations, Commissions, Teaching, Charities

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