Welcome to Ruestanleyart.com

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

In the last few years, I have been travelling and finding inspiration from my experiences of different places. I particularly like unusual humourous images that conjure up stories in my imagination.

As well as man-made structures and materials that inspire vivid colours and patterns. I am also inspired by the natural world. I like to depict images of organic life in magnification, as this often shows the detail of pattern and colour that is missed at a normal scale.

In creating my artwork, I employ water, painting mediums, collage and acrylic paint which delivers results that aren’t always predictable. I like 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. 

I am influenced by the colours of Matisse and Klimt, the symbolism of Miro and have dabbled with pop art. My work is abstract or figurative and I experiment with both styles.

You can contact me at ruestanleyart@gmail.com

Exhibitions 2020

9th-15th March 2020. Denbies

20th-26th July 2020. Denbies

2nd-8th November 2020 Denbies