Ruth Dent

Ruth Dent

Ruth Dent graduated with a first class honours degree in printmaking from the University for the Creative Arts in Kent. She now works from her rooftop studio in Rochester which overlooks the Castle and Cathedral.

Ruth’s passion for music, literature and live performance inspires her creative work Her more recent bodies of work include interpretations of Virginia Woolf’s first novel, ‘The Voyage Out’ and music such as Choral Evensong, John Ireland’s Te Deum in F, and Britten’s War Requiem.  She was awarded the John Purcell Paper Prize at the National Open Print Exhibition in 2015 for her Britten War Requiem series.

In Ruth’s latest work, she explores grids ‘representing a veil which allows glimpses beneath, while distorting, hiding, shading and holding back’. Ruth uses acrylic on the heavily textured and handmade Moulin de Larroque paper to further bring this theme to life.