cambridge contemporary art

Ruth Molloy

Ruth was born in Ireland and studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design and then the National College of Art and Design. Ruth then had a career spanning 15 years as a graphic designer for television. Following on from a Masters in Animation at UWE in 2005, Ruth decided to take up painting and hasn’t looked back. She is now a full time artist and works from her studio in Bristol. Ruth is an experimental artist and uses different methods of painting and printing, although her favourite painting medium is acrylic on board. She observes the light and shade in nature and tries to capture the sense of a place. Ruth has a particular interest in native bird species and their environment. Her steel sculptures are an extension of this and the shadow they create is an important element of the design. The steel is cut in Sheffield and Ruth puts her own unique finish on each piece by hand. Her smaller pieces are powder coated locally in Bristol. These pieces are designed for interiors but can be put outside where they will eventually rust, often giving them more character.

Meet the Artist... click here to read our interview with Ruth Molloy

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £44 - £385.


Ruth at work in her studio


 The Gathering Wall Piece  steel  £299

The Gathering Wall Piece



Cherry Tree Wall Piece


Lemon Tree


H23cm x W39cm

 Crab and Lobster Panel  steel  £272

Crab and Lobster Panel



Bay Tree, Crab and Lobster Panel, Curlews


A Strong Breeze


Hare Tea Light



The Gathering


H39 x W38cm

Hare and Bay Wall Hanging


H20cm x W58cm