Ruth Allen exhibition at The Gallery at The Hub St. Mary’s

Published on: Mon, 17/05/2021 - 12:19

Ruth Allen exhibition at The Gallery at The Hub St. Mary’s

The Hub at St Mary's is delighted to be welcoming people back into The Hub with ‘Lichfield in Line’, a new exhibition of work by Staffordshire Artist Ruth Allen. Lichfield in Line is a collection of original line drawings with watercolour and collage and it focuses on the beautifully stunning architecture of Lichfield’s buildings. Ruth is based in Stafford where she has studio space at Until Twelve, Tixall producing line drawings, designs for screenprint and works on commissions.

Artist Ruth Allen said:  "I am thrilled to be the first exhibition celebrating the re-opening of The Hub. My work captures the essence of an image through the use of a delicate continuous line. I enjoy the feeling of spontaneity this gives me with my work and I hope this shines through in my designs. I spend quite a bit of time researching the architecture and various views I can illustrate across the range of sizes. I then start with a line drawing and then add selected collage and watercolour to capture the detail and to bring these line drawings to life. I have really enjoyed looking at the views of Lichfield Cathedral from Stowe Pool but have a variety of pieces for sale capturing the beautiful architecture of Lichfield. My work is produced onto both canvas and paper, including limited edition screen prints and original line drawings."

Gallery Curator Helen Hicks said: “Having joined The Hub as Gallery Curator just prior to the first lockdown, it’s been a pleasure working with both the Lichfield community and local artists who’ve been economically affected by the pandemic.  We have got an incredible line-up for you this year and are delighted to bring these poignant and personal artworks to exhibition, opening with Ruth’s beautiful mixed media depictions of our local area that we’ve all become so fond of during our lockdown walks.”

The exhibition runs from May 18 to June 13 and the Gallery is open Tues to Sat, from 9.30 to 3 pm. All of the artworks are available to buy from the The Hub, 01543 414749. For commissions please contact Ruth Allen 07890 917384 or email ruthallenart@hotmail.com.

All details are on The Hub's website thehubstmarys.co.uk.