Ruby Purple ® is a mixed media abstract artist and wearable art creator, based in Queensland. Her work reflects connections to journeys through layering handmade—papers, fabric, natural fibres, and recycled and discarded—materials which give a more sustainable approach, support her concern for the natural world, and her interest in how we connect with our immediate landscapes through mixed media and eco-fashion. Her work responds to a narrative of the challenges that underpin the essence of our Australian landscape.
She extends her creativity by offering wearable art, where she designs bespoke pieces, earrings and paper products. Her creations are held in private collections Locally, Nationally and Internationally.
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The Ruby Purple Story
Ruby Purple's journey began as a gift of some art lessons from her husband a decade ago, although she's not sure he's so happy about that now with the walls of their home covered art! She's a creator and a collector. 'artists supporting artists' she says.
Her work thrives on colour, texture, layering and mixed media. She'll paint and create on just about anything! From mural painting to small scale works, wearable garments, scarves and earrings.
What's in a name
Ruby Purple 'pseudo' to disguise her real identity. Why? So she'd get honest feedback. Inviting her family to attend exhibitions, ask their opinions, and listen when they gave it! Great insight.
With her first official exhibition in Newstead in 2011, she has developed her brand through social media, exhibitions, workshops, wearable art and traveling the globe. She is mentor to some, and an inspiration for others, loves sharing what she knows and connecting.
Keep an eye out on 'What's Ruby doing?' She's always up to something!
A couple of words from Ruby Purple, 'I see through eyes filled with intrigue and excitement, art is part of me, part of my being, I will always create!
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