Ruth Mulvie is a contemporary fine artist, known for her vivid palette and for the delightfully unexpected detail in her paintings. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and over the years comparisons have been made with Hockney.
She cherishes that visceral connection that Kodachrome™ gives us with our past. That single moment frozen in time that one can look at forever. Old photographs are her initial inspiration for each new piece; a digital springboard atop which she dives into her latest delicious fantasy landscape.
Mulvie’s colour choices yell and fizz. They quicken the heartbeat. Sherbet yellow next to candy pink or lime green besides turquoise, they all elevate the mood.
In her paintings we are invited to join the most wonderful party or shared experience. Mulvie’s realms surprise and delight. Hers are playful, glamorous worlds with pure glee for oxygen. And in each we are granted a day in happy valley.
At the heart of Mulvie’s pieces is the palpable joyfulness in her response to colour. She is at her happiest when mixing and combining paint, waiting for the thrill of the perfect shade. For her, colour is emotion, colour is memory, colour is her favourite place to be. And we are all invited. There’s no place like it.
Of her own work Mulvie says:
"I usually paint with oils and I dedicate a lot of time to the process of simply mixing and combining colours, hence the highly unique and distinctive palette you can see in my work.
Things I love include classic beach scenes, 50’s America, vintage fashion, dancing girls, disco queens, dog walkers and more - a vast and varied array of subject matter I unite under the broad theme of “pleasure”."
Glasgow School of Art (Painting) 1998-2002
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, 2000.
International Women's Day at art Repulblic Gallery
Meet the female artists
'All Hung Up'
In coversation with Jon Tutton at
Sol Design Collective Brighton.
The Other Art Fair, London 2018
'Girls Rule, Brighton 2018
'There's No Place Like It', Worthing, 2018
Ruth Mulvie took part in the Artists' Open House festival in Brighton throughout May. For information on future exhibitions and shows please check website www.ruthmulvie.com
The Other Art Fair September 16-18th April 2020
Barker Hanger Santa Monica
Paxton and Glew
Duke Street, Brighton UK May 2020
1a Courtyard Lane, Hove,
Pool Solo Show,
The Other Art Fair September 5-8th 2019
Barker Hanger Santa Monica
The Other Art Fair 14th-17th March 2019
The Old Truman Brewery
London E1 6QR
Brighton Artists Open Houses
11/12, 18/19, 25/26 May 2019
'From The Land Plenty, From The Sea Health'
Colonnade House, Worthing
Summer Show, Nassau 42, Antwerp, Belgium July 2019