Painting Printmaking

Ruth Francis grew up  in the Bay of Islands, where she was introduced to art by Selwyn Wilson, and Yvonne Rust.  She continued her art studies at the National Art School in Sydney, where I majored in printmaking.

Ruth lives with my family in Kerikeri, on a small block of land , where we try to leave as small a footprint on the planet as possible.  She runs art classes for children, in the hope that she will inspire their love for art and to encourage them to view the world in their own wonderful way.

Her art is reflection of her  love of nature and the different cultures she has grown up with.

"It is interesting to me, to try to capture the essence of what it is to be an artist in our present society and culture, and how that reflects our unique global space."