I am a British artist and live and work in Dorset and London. Ever since I can remember, I have been happiest with a pencil or paintbrush in my hands. From early childhood, I was obsessed with nature and would spend every spare minute in the garden, studying and drawing plants, flowers and insects.
Primarily a landscape and portrait painter my work is my visual diary; a recording of the light, colours space and form found in the objects and places that make up the living world. The act of putting charcoal to paper and oil to canvas is a compulsion that gives me great joy.
2010-2012 Diploma in Portraiture, The Heatherly School of Fine Art, London.
1987-1990 BA hons in Geography and Anthropology, Oxford Brooks.
1986-1987 Foundation in Art and Design, Harrow art School.
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait group show, London. 2013.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London. 2013,2016
Art At Home Group Show, Compton Valance. October 2014 and up to and including 2022
Portmanteau Gallery, Bridport. Solo show 2015
Portmanteau Gallery , Bridport. Group show 2016
ING, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries,London.2016
Sclater Pentreath Art Gallery, London. Group Show, November 2016
Dorset Arts weeks. Solo show in studio. May 2016, 2018, 2022.
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 2017
Bristol Affordable Art Show with Sclater Arts 2017
Royal Academy Summer show June 2017
Moorwood Art, Bruton. Group Show, November 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022.