Storm Seas, Burland

Storm Seas, Burland

Mixed media on board

13 x 19 inches

£840

Ruth Brownlee

 

Biography
Born near Edinburgh in 1972 , Ruth graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1994 with a BA Hons in Drawing & Painting/Tapestry. In 1998, she moved to Shetland to concentrate on her painting.
Ruth has work in private collections throughout the UK & overseas and public collection in The Fleming Collection, London & Shetland Museum.  A multi-award winning artist, Ruth now exhibits in leading galleries throughout the UK.

Recent Selected Solo Exhibitions 
Shetland : Land and Sea, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh October 2017
?Winter : Shetland, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, February/March 2016
Shetland, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh January/February 2015
New Work, The Line, Linlithgow, November 2013 
New Work, Shetland Museum & Archives, July/August 2013
New Works Shetland Economic Unit/Shetland Islands Council, Lerwick 2007
New Paintings New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, 2007
New Work The Line, Linlithgow, 2006
New Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2006
New Paintings Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, 2005
New Paintings Godfrey& Watt, Harrogate, 2005
New Work Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2005
Recent Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2004
Sea Shetland, Rebecca Hossack/Charlotte Street Gallery, London, 2004
Sense of Place Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, 2003
Northern Elements Shetland Museum, Lerwick,2003
New Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian ,2002
Northwards Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2001
Encounter Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2001
 At Sea… Shetland Museum, Lerwick, 2001
Solitude, The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland 2000

Recent Group Shows 


Winter Exhibition, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

Christmas Exhibition, Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate
?Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, 
'Land and Sea' Group Show, Craigard Gallery, North Main Street, Wigtown,

Summer Exhibition, The Shetland Gallery, Yell, Shetland,
Bonhoga Gallery, Lower Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland,

Festival Exhibition/Pittenweem Arts Festival,  The Weem Gallery, Pittenweem, 
'Perceptions' Two man show with Ruth Nicol, Line Gallery, Linlithgow,
Spring/Summer 2016, Kilmorack Gallery, by Beauly, Inverness-shire
Coast III, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, England,
Summer Exhibition, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

Festival Exhibition/Pittenweem Arts Festival, The Weem Gallery & Framer, 16 High Street, Pittenweem from 5 August 2016.
Sea, Kilmorack Gallery, by Beauly, Inverness-shire, 16 September - 29 October 2016
Christmas Exhibition, Tolquhon Gallery, by Ellon, Aberdeenshire, 13 November - 20 December 2016
Christmas Exhibition, Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate, 10 - 14 December 2016
On a Small Scale, Christmas Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh,

Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Winter 2015
Postcards 2015, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, January 2015
Three man show with Alex Malcolmson & John Audun Hauge at Galleri Allmenningen, Bergen, Norway, April -  May 2015
'What Seas, What Shores' Group Show, Woodend Gallery, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, 23 April- 13 June 2015
25th Anniversary Mixed Summer Exhibition 2015, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, 20th June - 15th August 2015
'As the Night Draws in' Group Show, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, 5th September - 31st October 2015
Postcards from The Line, Linlithgow, 3rd  - 27th October 2015.
The Winter Collection, The Strathearn Gallery,Crieff, 17th October - 3rd January 2016.
'Common Ground', Group show, Shetland Museum & Archives 28th November - 20th December 2015
Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, 14th November 2015 to March 2016  
On a Small Scale, Christmas show, The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 30 November - 23 December 2015

Residencies
Printmaking residency, Center of Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA, September/October 2015

Education
 B.A. (Hons) Drawing & Painting -Tapestry with 2:1, Edinburgh College of Art, 1990 - 94
 Cyprus Art Summer School, Cyprus College of Art, Summer 1993

Awards
Shetland Arts Development, Visual Arts Grant Award 2012
Visual Artist Award, HI-Arts  Highland & Island Visual Arts 2003
Finalist for The Gilchrist-Fisher Memorial Award for Landscape Painters 2002 
Scotlands Year of the Artist Award 2000
Shetland Arts Trusts Visual Arts Development Award 1999
The Hope Scott Trust Award 1999
British Rail Young Business Travel Award, 2nd Prize 1997
Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust Award Livewire/Lothian,1996
Regional Start Up Business Award, 1995
The Elizabeth Ballantyne Award, S.A.A.C Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1995
Valgra Trading Award, Edinburgh College of Art,1994
Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship by Edinburgh College of Art for Summer Term exchange with 
L' Ecole des Beaux Arts, Tours, France 1993

Publications

Critics Choice, The Herald, December 2017
Gallery Round Up, The Herald, 3 January 2015 pp.6
‘Making Waves’ Homes & Interiors Scotland May/June 2006 Issue 47 pp.90 – 94
Hi-Arts, Georgina Cockburn
‘Artists Groups’ Artist & Illustrator, October 2005 pp. 61
Jane Moncrieff  Ideas Factory/ Channel 4 ‘ She Sells Seas Well’ June 2004
‘International Artist’ May 2003
Peter Davis 'Exhilarating show at museum gallery' The Shetland Times, 13 June 2003
Pick of the Week 'Ruth Brownlee: New works' Scotland on Sunday, 27 October 2002
Dominic Shann 'Sea, sky and the SWAN' The Shetland Times, April 2001
Jamie Thomas ' At Sea' opens at Museum Gallery' Shetland Post April 2001 pp19
Dominic Shann ' Seeking Solitude at Bonhoga Gallery' Shetland Times 11 August 2000 pp38
Sally Kerr 'More than a measure of success' Summer Exhibition, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Edinburgh' The Scotsman, 10 August 1994

 

Memberships 
Elected as Professional member of Scottish Society of Artists (SSA) 
Veer North Visual Arts Group in Shetland (Founder member)

Teaching Experience
Voluntary work with Art Therapy Department, Gogarburn Hospital, Edinburgh 1994 - 1995
Community artist with ArtLink Central, Stirling 1995 – 1998
Led mixed media/ painting workshops with Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, South Mainland Art Group, Shetland, Shetland Amenity Trust and Sommerakademiet, Bremanger, Norway 2002/03/05/06/12/13
Scotland’s Year of the Artist ‘Artist in Residence on the SWAN’ a 100 year old restored fishing boat now used for sail training and charter in and around Shetland. Funded by Scottish Arts Council

 

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Available Works

Scottish Exhibition 2021

Incoming Gale, West Sandwick Yell

9.5 x 20.5 inches

Mixed media

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Winter: West Sandwick, Yell

Mixed media on board

17 x 21 inches

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Storm Seas, Burland

Mixed media on board

13 x 19 inches

£840

Clearing, Storm Sky, Quendale

Mixed media on board

13 x 18 inches

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Storm Noness

Mixed media on board

13 x 13 inches

£680

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Heavy Rain Coming in over Quendale

Mixed media on board

32 x 32 cms

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Clearing Winter's Dusky Sky

Mixed media on board

35 x 42 cms

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December Ebb Flow, Quendale

Mixed media on board

35 x 40 cms

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Sumburgh December Gale

Mixed media

35 x 39 cms

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Stormy Seas

Mixed media

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Storm Diana Burland

Mixed media on board

16 x 22 inches

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South Mainland Easterly Gales

Mixed media on board

16 x 21 inches

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Winter Dusk Storm, Burra

Mixed media on board

15 x 16 inches

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Winter Golds, Easting Beach, Unst

Mixed media on board

16 x 17 inches

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Gathering Storm Clouds, Quendale

Mixed media on board

15 x 22 inches

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Burra Gale

Mixed media on board

38 x 40 cms

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December Squally Gale, Scatness

Mixed media on board

44 x 44 cms

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Ness Storm

Mixed media on board

41 x 55 cms

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Winter Dusk Rain, Yell

Mixed media on board

30 x 44 cms

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