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 Cambridge.

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. Prices range from £325-£675.


Sweet Chestnut I

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18 cm

£350

Jar of Pennies

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

£500

Gravy Boat and Teaspoon

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30 cm

£650

Two Bowls and a Lemon

oil on gesso panel

sold

Copper Tea Caddy

oil on gesso panel

sold

Flour Sifter and Jug

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

sold

Jug and egg Shells

oil on gesso panel

13 x 18 cm

£350

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

Red Case and Glass Jug

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30 cm

£650

Silver Bowl and Marbles

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

sold

Last of the Jasmine

oil on gesso panel

24 x 30 cm

sold

Sweet Chestnut II

oil on gesso panel

13 x 19 cm

£350

Marbles in a Jar

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

£500

It's a Puzzle

oil on gesso panel

18 x 24 cm

£500

Silver Bowl and Coffee Cup

oil on gesso panel

sold

 

Conker I

oil on gesso panel

10 x 15 cm

sold