English artist Ruth Egon paints opulent tapestries celebrating the beauty of botanical environments. A former textile designer, she constructs rhythmic patterns that dazzle the eye through a process of intuitive paint application and skilled layering, which results in vibrantly colored compositions. Egon collects the subjects of her paintings as she strolls through the gardens and parks of Fife, on the eastern coast of Scotland. She may take deliberate trips to capture local flora or find inspiration in her very own backyard, surrounded by blooming tulips and Oriental poppies. Her favorite time of day is when the sun descends on the horizon, casting dramatic shadows over foliage and flowers; an effect she recreates in her work. The buoyancy of nature fills her with joy, imbuing the canvas with a sense of upliftment and hope. Whether capturing beds of dandelions, a honeybee, or her adorable tuxedo cat, Bonnie, Egon inspires awe and appreciation for our planet and the creatures that inhabit it.
Egon grew up in England, just outside the West Midlands region, and moved to Scotland ten years ago. She studied Art at Walsall College and earned a degree in Textile Design from the Winchester School of Art. Prior to becoming a painter, Egon had a successful career as a textile designer. She exhibited at Première Vision in Paris, the Islington Art and Design Fair, the Inverness Museum and Gallery, and the Inchmore Gallery, to name but a few. Her painting “Indian Summer No. 2” will appear in the 2021 November issue of Vanity Fair UK.