Ruth studied Art and Design for a B.Ed (Hons) at Wall Hall College, Hertfordshire in the 1970’s specialising in drawing and painting. During the 1980s she taught in primary schools and home tuition in the West London area, always using art widely in her teaching.
In the early 1990s Ruth gained an MA in Art History of the Modern Period from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She taught History of Art during the 1990s, running a variety of courses for Artscope and at Adult Learning centres in Kent. She has also written on art, and helped in setting up the Turner centre project in Kent, now Turner Contemporary, where she provided the initial research on Turner’s connections with Margate.
Since 2003, Ruth has returned to drawing, and more specifically to the distinctive and intricate style that she first crafted back in the 1970s. Ruth was elected a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) in 2011.