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Name: Ruth Brownlee


My work is based on recent responses to the rugged dramatic environment of Shetland and its visual drama of constantly changing elements against the coastal landscape and the North Sea.

Born near Edinburgh 1972 , Ruth graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1994 with a BA Hons in Drawing & Painting/Tapestry. In 1998, she moved to Shetland to concentrate on her painting.

Ruth has work in private collections throughout the UK & overseas and public collection in The Fleming Collection, London & Shetland Museum.  A multi-award winning artist, Ruth now exhibits in leading galleries throughout the UK.

Recent Selected Solo Exhibitions

New Work, The Line, Linlithgow, November 2013
New Work, Shetland Museum & Archives, July/August 2013
New Works Shetland Economic Unit/Shetland Islands Council, Lerwick 2007
New Paintings New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, 2007
New Work The Line, Linlithgow, 2006
New Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2006
New Paintings Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, 2005
New Paintings Godfrey& Watt, Harrogate, 2005
New Work Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2005
Recent Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2004
Sea Shetland  Rebecca Hossack/Charlotte Street Gallery, London, 2004
Sense of Place Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, 2003
Northern Elements Shetland Museum, Lerwick,2003
New Work Stenton Gallery, East Lothian ,2002
Northwards Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, 2001
Encounter Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow,2001
At Sea… Shetland Museum, Lerwick, 2001
Solitude The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland 2000

B.A. (Hons) Drawing & Painting -Tapestry with 2:1, Edinburgh College of Art, 1990 – 94
Cyprus Art Summer School, Cyprus College of Art, Summer 1993

Shetland Arts Development, Visual Arts Grant Award 2012
Visual Artist Award, HI-Arts  Highland & Island Visual Arts 2003
Finalist for The Gilchrist-Fisher Memorial Award for Landscape Painters 2002
Scotlands Year of the Artist Award 2000
Shetland Arts Trusts Visual Arts Development Award 1999
The Hope Scott Trust Award 1999
British Rail Young Business Travel Award, 2nd Prize 1997
Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust Award Livewire/Lothian,1996
Regional Start Up Business Award, 1995
The Elizabeth Ballantyne Award, S.A.A.C Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1995
Valgra Trading Award, Edinburgh College of Art,1994
Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship by Edinburgh College of Art for Summer Term exchange with
L’ Ecole des Beaux Arts, Tours, France 1993

Gallery Round Up, The Herald, 3 January 2015 pp.6
‘Making Waves’ Homes & Interiors Scotland May/June 2006 Issue 47 pp.90 – 94
Hi-Arts, Georgina Cockburn
‘Artists Groups’ Artist & Illustrator, October 2005 pp. 61
Jane Moncrieff  Ideas Factory/ Channel 4 ‘ She Sells Seas Well’ June 2004
‘International Artist’ May 2003
Peter Davis ‘Exhilarating show at museum gallery’ The Shetland Times, 13 June 2003
Pick of the Week ‘Ruth Brownlee: New works’ Scotland on Sunday, 27 October 2002
Dominic Shann ‘Sea, sky and the SWAN’ The Shetland Times, April 2001
Jamie Thomas ‘ At Sea’ opens at Museum Gallery’ Shetland Post April 2001 pp19
Dominic Shann ‘ Seeking Solitude at Bonhoga Gallery’ Shetland Times 11 August 2000 pp38
Sally Kerr ‘More than a measure of success’ Summer Exhibition, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Edinburgh’ The Scotsman, 10 August 1994