Ruth Killoran is a full time painter and sculptor living in Christchurch.
She is an elected executive member of Arts Canterbury and volunteer at COCA (The Centre of Contemporary Art) in Christchurch
Ruth was born and lived her formative years in Liverpool, UK, attending Liverpool Art College for 2 years and then completing a BA(Hons) in 3D design at Teesside University.
She worked as a commercial interior designer in and around the London area before moving to New Zealand in 2006.
|1981-1982||TBID (Technician of the British Institute of Interior Design) Liverpool College of Art UK|
|1983-1985||BA(Hons) in 3 Dimensional Design Teesside University UK|
|1986-2005||Commercial interior designer for large corporate UK companies|
|2006||Emigrated to New Zealand|
|2007||Began to carve New Zealand stone|
|2008||Began selling work at Christchurch Arts Centre|
|2009||Began to exhibit sculptures and paintings throughout New Zealand|
Ruth has always liked to interpret the way she feels through drawing and painting.
Coming to live in New Zealand introduced her to sculpting stone which was a revelation and a whole new world opened up for her creativity..
She loves the spontaneity of painting, letting the flow of paint dictate the forms that gradually emerge.
Stone carving evolves in a similar manner, taking pleasure in creating flowing lines and shadows, hoping to create an emotional connection with the viewer.