Ruth Osborne is an artist based in rural County Down where she works from her home studio by the shores of Strangford Lough. Her creative practice has developed through many routes and combines her background in Art History, printmaking practice, interest in folklore and the textiles heritage, in particular the story of Linen, in Ireland. Ruth works primarily on locally sourced Irish Linen and creates unique works combining a range of printmaking techniques and hand-embellished painterly elements using botanical dyes and ink. Ruth is inspired by the local landscape and flora, the changing seasons, Irish Folklore and Celtic heritage. Her work is unique, delicate and instilled with a sense of peace and place.
Ruth has exhibited and sold her work since 2018 and has pieces represented in public and private collections including Antrim Area Hospital and Textile Collection of the Ulster Folk Museum (National Museums Northern Ireland). She has exhibited work in NI, RoI and Finland.