Oil on canvas board
16 x 12 inches
Ruth Lane is a self taught painter and recent finalist of the 2019 biennial SSNAP competition. The subject matter I paint from is varied, however my practice generally relies on producing images based on memory rather than visual reference. Working in emulsion paint, my recent work combines elements of both figurative and abstract painting to represent the moment when natural environments and memory engage. My work is in private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
In my current body of work I am exploring the themes of loss and impermanence. Here, I combine elements of both figurative and abstract painting to convey a state of flux; this is to say becoming, and unbecoming simultaneously. This series represents a deep and rippling concern for the well-being of our biosphere. I am likewise alluding to the irrefutable connectivity between industry and the natural world.