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Bridget Rust


Bridget Rust

Bridget Rust

Paint, Print, Drawing, Visual Art, Sculpture, Illustrate

London
United Kingdom


The Heart's Eye

The Heart's Eye

Drypoint, chine colle and watercolour

Original
40cm x 50cm

Statement

 

I take my inspiration from many sources - the natural world, poetry, eastern philosophy, the human face/figure, memory, the cyclical nature of life as a journey from growth to decay.  I work a lot from the imagination and in an intuitive way. I like to think, in my collages, there is an element of humour also.

I've done quite a lot of printmaking, some portrait painting and sculpture - but currently am mainly working with mixed media and collage. I like to keep experimenting and discovering new ways of expression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

Born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire in 1950.

I have mainly worked in the care sector in hospitals, residential homes and daycare.  The last 20 years of my working life were spent in a specialist centre for elderly people with Alzheimers Disease where a large part of my job was to run art sessions and other therapeutic activities

Whilst working full time, thanks to flexible hours, I  completed a BTEC in Professional Development, Fine Art, specialising in printmaking at Kensington and Chelsea College, 2002.

Since retirement in 2011 I have run art sessions at my local Alzheimer's Society daycentre as a volunteer (currently closed due to Covid 19).

I am based in West London where I brought up my daughter.  I have exhibited prints and paintings in many group shows, had a few solo exhibitions and taken part in open studio events.