Ruth Britton


Ruth grew up in Ashton Keynes on the Wilts / Berks border from the age of six. Her interest in art was developed through Bradon Forest School and Swindon College of Art and progressed to the Bath Academy to complete a diploma in fine art in 1973. An initial career in heraldic design took Ruth to Bath and london. Working closely with the College of Arms, Ruth painted heraldic insignia and illustrated a number of definitive posters. A change of direction brought Ruth to advertising and graphic design for the local newspaper group in 1979. A couple of years in an advertising agency in Chester sharpened Ruth's business appreciation, and she then returned to Ashton Keynes to work part time for the local newspaper group. Her illustrative talents, design and use of caricature have brought a number of industry awards and sales success for local business. Her eye for likeness and personality in her portraits has led to commissions for a wide range of portraits of local children and numerous caricatures of Cricklade, Ashton and Swindon personalities.

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