Ruth's paintings resemble diagrams.
They have a bold graphic style and sometimes an animated mechanical appearance. There is humour and occasionally a phallic presence.
'The work begins as an antidote to information overload. I find relief in a sort of shorthand for complicated sensations and emotions. They become visual descriptions of intense relationships or portraits without the circumstantial details.'
Ruth has a BA in design from Kingston University and an MA in Painting from Wimbledon School of Art.
For more information, go to the website of Ruth Piper on http://www.ruthpiper.com/.