Ruth S Harris

Hereford, United Kingdom

I have a passion for watercolours and love to play with colour, exploring the effect of combining pigment and water on the paper. ...

Journal

All Change

I don’t quite know where to start, the last couple of years have been interesting!…

The last time I wrote a journal here, I was quite poorly. Happily everything was sorted in November 2014, surgery was successful and I should have been raring to go. Unfortunately my muse decided not to play ball, and painting wasn’t on the agenda for many months. That wasn’t helped by the news that my dearest friend had terminal cancer. Jaytee (JayteesArt on redbubble) died 2 months ago.

It was a strange time as I had exciting news in October with a large print company approaching me to license some of my work in the UK and Europe. Two of my poppy paintings will be in shops as both canvases and framed prints within weeks! Jaytee knew this was happening and was so excited for me.

On the day she died I had a

Forgive me

I’ve been very quiet online this year mainly because I haven’t felt up to painting much. I’ve had bouts of pain and sickness since January, the cause of which has been diagnosed as gallstones. I’m now seeing a surgeon who has ordered more tests to check where the gallstones are so he knows what treatment I need. I will definitely be undergoing surgery, the question is whether I also need an endoscopic procedure to remove blockages in the bile duct.

Fortunately I feel quite well at the moment…. fingers crossed that continues until I can get rid of this troublesome gallbladder!

"Show Off" nominated for SoJie 25!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 25!


Show Off
by Ruth S Harris

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 74000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 25. SoJie 25 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 25th one, ever, and 60 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on October 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size”

SOJIE 23 - a great honour!

I was thrilled to be asked by Beatrice Cloake to select the nominations for the Traditional Art category in Solo Exhibition’s 23rd SOJIE. I have had the immense pleasure of being nominated for two previous SOJIE’s, so I know what a wonderful experience it is. Good luck to all the nominees…. you’re all winners already, selected from thousands of images in the Solo gallery.

THIS JOURNAL IS ALSO PART OF A WEB RING. You can also follow other artists involved, by clicking on the WEB RING BADGE below. You don’t need to be a member of Solo Exhibition to show your support, this web ring is especially for non members! Thank you!

Two Paintings Selected for Sojie 22!!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 22!


Starkissed
by Ruth S Harris

 
 

Blueberry Fizz
by Ruth S Harris

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 73000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 22. SoJie 22 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 22nd one, ever, and 75 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 27th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitor

My Painting "Poppy Trio" has been nominated for SoJie21!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21!


Poppy Trio
by Ruth S Harris

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 73000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 21. SoJie 21 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 21st one; and 77 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on May 29th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beau

Thank You.....

to the mystery purchaser who bought a canvas print of “Sunburst #2” – it was a lovely surprise when I turned on my computer this morning!

Thank you, whoever you are, you made my day!

Ruth

Incredible, exciting news!

I recently had a phone call from the chairman of the Society for all Artists which left me completely speechless for several minutes, and tearful for several hours. I have received an award for my painting Cosmic Poppies and I am the SAA Amateur Artist of the Year 2012! This is the first time I have ever won anything and I still have to pinch myself to believe it!

My painting will be in the SAA paint magazine in July with a short interview, and of course the other competition winners.

Thank you!!!

A huge thank you to the two mystery people who bought prints of my paintings!

First the lovely person who purchased photographic prints of Distilled Sunlight and Bearded Ladies last week, thank you, I hope you get a great deal of pleasure from them, whether you’re giving them as gifts or keeping them for yourself.

Second, the person who made my day this morning by buying a matted print of Distilled Sunlight Again, I have no idea who you are or what you plan to do with the print, but I hope you enjoy it!

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