cambridge contemporary art

Ruth Beloe

Ruth trained at Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence, a fine art school modelled on the ateliers of 19th Century Paris. There, over a period of three years she studied portrait and figurative drawing and sculpting using the ‘sight-size’ technique.

Once back in the UK she opened her studio in Ely and began accepting portrait commissions in both charcoal and clay. During this period she was appointed Artist in Residence at the Kings’ School, Ely. More recently, attracted by the different visual challenge it presents, Ruth has spent her time painting in oil. She returned to Florence for short periods in 2009 and 2010 to develop her painting technique at Studio Santo Spirito, and at present she works from her studio in York.

Taking inspiration from the work of artists such as Chardin and William Nicholson, Ruth's paintings explore the inherent beauty of everyday items and objects from nature.  Characteristics of her work include studies of the reflective qualities of surfaces, the use of directed light to form appealing shadows and the play of refracted light.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. 


On display at the gallery:

Confit Pot and Terracotta Figurine I

oil on gesso panel

30 x 40cm painting size

45 x 55cm frame size

£850

Pot, Jug and Postcard

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30

£685

Books and Red Bowl

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30

£685

Jam Jar and Purse

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24

£525

Birds Nest

oil on gesso panel

30 x 40cm painting size

45 x 55cm frame size

£850

Tea Caddy and Cup

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30

£685

Jug and Lace Bobbins

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18

£415

Rowntree Flowers

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30

£685

Confit Pot and Terracotta Figurine II

oil on gesso panel

30 x 40cm painting size

45 x 55cm frame size

£850

Silver Bowl and Chinese Lanterns

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30 

£685

Two Aubergines

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18

£415

Feather in a Vase

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24

£525


Not currently in the gallery - available on request:

Red Case and Glass Jug

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30 cm

£650

Copper Tea Caddy

oil on gesso panel

£500

£415

It's a Puzzle

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

£500

 Flour Sifter and Fennel   oil on gesso panel    24 x 30 cm    £650

Flour Sifter and Fennel

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30 cm

£650

Marbles in a Jar

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

£500


Sold:

Oyster Shell and Lemon

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18

SOLD

Books, bowl and a White Rose

oil on gesso panel

30 x 40cm painting size

45 x 55cm frame size

SOLD

Sweet Chestnut II

oil on gesso panel

13 x 19 cm

sold

Flour Sifter and Jug

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

sold

Conker I

oil on gesso panel

10 x 15 cm

sold

Snowdrop and Freesia

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24

SOLD

Silver Bowl and Coffee Cup

oil on gesso panel

sold

 

Jar of Pennies

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

sold

Last of the Jasmine

oil on gesso panel

sold

Confit Pot and Goldfinch

oil on gesso panel

30 x 40cm painting size

SOLD

Two Bowls and a Lemon

oil on gesso panel

sold

 

Sweet Chestnut I

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18 cm

sold

Copper Bowl and Marbles

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18

SOLD

Jug and egg Shells

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18 cm

sold

Silver Bowl and Marbles

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

sold