Originally trained in textiles and graduating from Loughborough and Birmingham in the early 90’s, I have worked as a print and embroidery designer for fashion for a number of years. More recently, I’ve enjoyed working across the fields of illustration, printmaking and textile art.

My love of textiles remains strong with colour, pattern and fabric playing an important role in much of what I do. I work to commissions as well as on my own projects, exhibit regularly, and I also teach a range of art and design subjects in Further Education, and privately too (see Workshops section).

• BA (Hons) and MA Textiles

• MA Illustration

Agents:  The Works, Sam Morray Design

Clients: Almanac Gallery cards, Pretty Nostalgic, Making Sense of Alzheimer’s, Canbury Press

Exhibitions: The Rose Theatre Kingston, New Orleans House Twickenham, Craft Central London, The Truman Brewery London, Kingston Artists Open Studios, Richmond Riverside Gallery, BBK Oldenburgh Germany, Horsham Arts Centre, The Hawth Crawley, Oshy Gallery Cumbria

Ruth Blackford - Artist based in London