About Ruth Herbert

I paint and draw with stitch and fabric. Landscape and natural forms are often the starting point, with stories and emotions woven into the work. I am interested in the affective power of art and its therapeutic quality both in the looking and the making. My work occupies a space between fine and decorative art with hangings and pictures for public and private spaces to wearable items often made to commission.

My educational practice has involved both Textile and English workshops, often combining the two. This website (still in progress) endeavours to show the breadth of my practice and the fabulous potential of fabric as a joyous medium for expression.