Ruth Mulvie is a contemporary fine artist, known for her use of brilliant, bold colour palettes and distinctive, hand-painted aesthetic. Graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, where she studied painting, Mulvie enjoys exploring the “endless potential” of colour, always experimenting, mixing and combining, to get that perfect shade or balance. Her work is reminiscent of early Hockney: glamorous women in 1950s bikinis lounge around swimming pools, palm trees speckle the horizon, while the sky holds the rich intensity of LA heat. As well as the themes and motifs, Mulvie also captures that same, compelling sense of flat perspective that Hockney is known for, yet she manages to create depth at the same time, building up foreground elements or adding in distant detail. Beyond the strong, visual prowess, Mulvie’s work powerfully simulates a mood: her art transports us to sunnier climbs and invites us into glorious scenes and vistas, for a truly immersive experience.
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