Ruth Osborne Art
Based in rural County Down, Ruth Osborne's artwork combines printmaking and painting on Irish Linen, chosen for its sustainability and heritage in Ireland. Her work examines nature’s details, textures, seasons, and celebrates local landscapes from meadows and mountains to woodlands and shorelines. Ruth's products include original works of art, cards and homewares that inspire a connection with nature.
Ruth Osborne is an artist based in rural County Down where she works from her home studio by the shores of Strangford Lough. Her creative practice has developed through many routes and combines her background in Art History, printmaking practice, interest in folklore and the textiles heritage, in particular the story of Linen, in Ireland. Ruth works primarily on locally sourced Irish Linen and creates unique works combining a range of printmaking techniques and hand-embellished painterly elements. Ruth is inspired by the local landscape and flora, the changing seasons, Irish Folklore and Celtic heritage. Her work is unique, delicate and instilled with a sense of peace and place. It aims to connect you with nature and to bring the outside in.
Ruth has exhibited and sold her work since 2018 and has pieces represented in public and private collections including Antrim Area Hospital and Textile Collection of the Ulster Folk Museum (National Museums Northern Ireland).
Ruth works with both commercial and residential clients to create commissioned artworks and wall panels. Her bespoke commission service includes creating artworks based on bridal bouquets, loved ones’ gardens and meaningful locations. Bespoke works capture special moments or places and enrich the connection between the client and artwork.
Ruth also creates widely affordable artwork with her range of smaller-scale Irish Linen original pieces, giclee art prints and frameable art cards. Her new homeware range includes SOLAS\Light hand printed Irish Linen Votives and bespoke hand-printed Irish Linen napkin sets.
She regularly facilitates creative workshops for art and heritage centres and community organisations. She also offers virtual workshops delivered via Zoom.
Killinchy, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
My studio is not open to the public. Please get in touch if you would like a private viewing of available artworks.
In Klover, Hillsborough
The Craft Room, Comber
Siopa An Carn, Maghera
Craft NI Gallery, Belfast
The Designerie, Bushmills
Framwerk Gallery, Belfast
Creative Peninsula Art and Craft Fair, 30th July, 11am – 5pm, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
Spinning Yarns Festival, Mossley Mill, 5th September