Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend, Northumberland Land and Seascape Artist Ruth Bond, as she finished one of her biggest commissions, a 1.5m x 2m painting of Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis. Ruth said it was a real challenge and thats not a surprise give the scale of what is an absolutely amazing painting.
I tried my hand at painting during lockdown one, to minimal effect, but there's nothing like seeing what a top notch artist can achieve.
If you are looking for a painting of your favourite Beach, Hill, Peak or Mountain then I suggest getting in contact with Ruth via her website where you can find out more about her and view her paintings.
Oh and here are two painting for all you Peak Baggers out there. The first is Torridon, in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.
The second Hushinish, Isle of Harris
Info from Ruth's website
Ruth Bond has worked and travelled across the globe, absorbing cultures, colours, textures and especially the beauty of the natural world.
Over the last 18 years the combination of these have inspired her work as an interior designer and now the light and the subtle colours of the coasts of Northumberland and the Western Isles of Scotland infuse her paintings, with some of the most dramatic skies and strikingly beautiful beaches in the world.
In 2017 she paid the first of many visits to the Outer Hebrides, where she realised that the colours of the natural landscape appeared again in the colour combinations of the renowned Harris Tweeds.
“Colour has always been the most important element of my landscapes and seascapes, and the colours I discovered in the Outer Hebrides were astonishing almost beyond imagination. Attempting to capture these in my oil paintings has been a beautiful experience. There is so much to see it is impossible to capture everything in one visit, so I look forward to returning regularly.”
Ruth has established herself as a contemporary land and seascape artist. Over the past 7 years she has held regular solo and joint exhibitions in the North East of England. Her paintings are now collected worldwide.
Predominantly working in oils, Ruth employs a technique that uses both palette knife and brush resulting in the richly textured, vibrant style for which she has become renowned. She is now running workshops for art groups across the county.