Ruby’s enchanted drawings

‘Curiosity and Eros’ Pencil on paper 29 x19 cm

I’ve been creative from a young age and I draw because it makes me happier. I like to connect with that deeper part of me to create. My inspiration comes from a myriad of places including women, fashion, magazines, flowers, films and literature. I am also a professional actress, writer and filmmaker.

The women in my drawings are different characters, and come from various places in time like the many roles we play in life and the actors we watch in films and in theatre. I have been interested in how women have been portrayed and viewed in society and being an actress I have direct experience of being gazed upon. As well as being judged for the work I do and for talking about certain subjects.

My interest in fashion comes from my mother and grandmother who were seamstresses as I developed an early interest in clothing and fabric. Sometimes my drawings form a landscape of childhood memories.

I also have an archive of drawings, photographs and videos which I revisit in order to incorporate the older work in the new pieces to create a sense of timelessness.

I have always had a strong connection to flowers and plants observing them gives me a sense of calm and peacefulness, I am fascinated by the language of flowers. In Victorian times the poet Emily Dickinson used this secret language in her poems.

Another aspect of my practice is experimental films, solo performances and acting. To find out more about this work please view my other sites and follow me on social media.

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I started this blog to showcase some of my work that used to be in my sketchbooks. I hope to connect with likeminded people and art lovers.