Welcome to Ruestanleyart.com

I am an independent artist who exhibits regularly in Surrey. I create very textural paintings using acrylics and mixed media. My intent is to make highly tactile, joyful and experimental artworks.

I use inspiration from the natural world, man-made structures and materials. My painting process is intuitive, and I use large amounts of water, unorthodox tools and painting mediums to obtain unpredictable results that can be developed into future works.

I prefer to use pure colour with very little use of black, whites or greys. Constant experimentation with new techniques and materials is essential to my work.  

My work has been influenced by the colours of Matisse and Klimt and the symbolism of Miro. My abstract and semi abstract paintings are informed by the natural world and the connections between nature and human habitats.