Ruby Purple

Ruby Purple

  • Artist’s Statement

    My work celebrates the diversity and beauty of the Australian landscape, this series focus is flowers, a universal symbol of life, joy, hope and diversity . I use a variety of media and techniques to create artworks that express my personal vision and style. By applying inks, fine lines and gilding I aim to achieve different effects and moods, and to add texture and interest to my work.

    I am inspired by the natural world and its colours, shapes, and patterns. I travel into the Australian landscape to source inspiration from the native flora and fauna. I also observe and sketch flowers from my own garden, where I grow a range of plants and herbs.

    I'm curious about the history and culture of flowers, such as their meanings, uses, and symbolism in different contexts and incorporate these elements into my work to create a deeper connection with my subject.

    My work is influenced by artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Frida Kahlo, and David Hockney, who have used flowers as a theme in their work. I admire their use of colour, light, and composition to create expressive and memorable paintings. I also draw inspiration from contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami who have created innovative and playful works with flowers.
    Through my work, I hope to share my passion and appreciation for flowers with others. I also want to evoke positive emotions and feelings in the viewers, such as joy, peace, and wonder. I believe that flowers have the power to brighten up our lives and our world.

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  • Biography

    Ruby Purple ® is a mixed media abstract artist and wearable art creator, living in Queensland. Her work reflects connections to journeys and telling stories of the landscape. Through line making and layering her handmade native Australian grass papers, and recycled and discarded materials, she aims to offer a more sustainable approach, support her concern for the natural world, and her interest in how we connect with our immediate landscapes.

    Purple extends her creativity by offering wearable art earrings, and paper products, and is a Children’s book author. She also makes exploratory contemporary videos that showcase her artistic process and vision.

    Ruby Purple ® is an artist who celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature and invites the viewers to join her on her creative adventures. Her works are held in private and public collections internationally and can be found on her website Instagram @rubypurplecreations, and YouTube channel.

  • Influences

    Artist residencies
    Other artists: Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Frida Kahlo
    Georgia O'Keeffe - her determination
    Ben Quilty - texture & story telling

  • Awards

    Finalist - RAS Exhibition of Excellence - Redcliffe Art Gallery October - November 2023
    Finalist - Matthew Flinders Art Prize - Bribie Island Arts Centre July 2022
    Finalist - Warrior Women Art Prize - Printmakers Gallery Kedron March 2020
    Invited feature artist - Life's Journey - Australian Catholic University Banyo May 2019
    Finalist - Contemporary Art Awards 2019
    Finalist - COSSAG ‘I Thirst’ Art Prize & exhibition June 2018
    Finalist - Petite Pieces – Aspire Gallery Paddington 2018
    Finalist - Contemporary Art Awards 2018
    Finalist - 'All Are One' COSSAG Non-acquisitive Art Prize & Winter Exhibition 2017
    Finalist - online showcase - Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington June 2017
    Finalist - Rotary Art Spectacular - Brisbane May 2017 ​
    Finalist - Contemporary Art Awards – December 2016
    Finalist - Brisbane Art Prize 2016 Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art
    Finalist - Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art for Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture 2016
    International Award - Arts Lover 2016 - Francesco & Salvatore Russo Italy
    Finalist - COSSAG Winter Exhibition Cathedral of St Stephens - Francis Rush Centre Brisbane 2016
    Finalist - Brisbane Art Prize 2015, Lightspace Fortitude Valley Brisbane.
    Finalist - Art Tour International Best of International Arts 2015 Art Basel Miami USA
    Finalist - Urban Smart Projects - Brisbane 2011

  • Exhibitions

    Artist Residencies
    Currawinya National Park – remote residency 2022
    Canaipa Mudlines (Russell Island) Artist residency October 2021
    Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) Artist retreat July 2021
    Blueridge Lavender Farm Artist retreat 2021
    Curtin Springs Artist residency NT 2018

    Dogwood Crossing Miles Newsletter 2023
    Sandgate Guide 2022
    Moreton Bay Regional Council - Arts mail – Joy Festival 2022
    Moreton Bay Arts Council – Carte Blanche – Between the Tides 2021
    Moreton Bay Galleries and Museums Newsletter 2021
    Moreton and Redcliffe Bayside Herald 2021
    Redcliffe Guide 2022
    Moreton Bay Arts Council Newsletter 2015 - 2023
    Logan Art Gallery - Logan City Newsletter 2020
    Courier Mail – Between the Tides 2019
    Western Downs Gallery Newsletter 2019
    Alice Springs Gallery Newsletter 2019
    Chinchilla News 2018 and Curtin Springs Paper Northern Territory 2018
    Paper Bou – Feature Artist 2018
    Bayside Star Newspaper 2017 and 2018
    Create 4 Peace Multi-media production Artists for a Green Planet, New York, & 205 Countries 2018
    Sandgate & Redcliffe Guide – August 2017
    Artist Palette – Feature Artist Issue 148 July - August 2016
    Art Tour International Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art May 2016
    Art Tour International Best of Contemporary Art 2015 & Artist Palette December 2015

    Artist Experience & Exhibitions
    Redcliffe Fire Station Gallery - Group Exhibition 10 April - 5 May 2024
    Bluewater Art Exhibition Shorncliffe - April 2024
    Redcliffe Art Gallery Group Exhibition October - November 2023
    RME Downlands Art Exhibition 2023
    All Stitched Up – Dogwood Crossing Gallery Miles April – May 2023
    Fire Station Gallery – Redcliffe April – May 2023
    Group Exhibition – Fire Station Gallery Redcliffe January - February 2023
    Arboreal Connections, Gympie Regional Gallery April – May 2022
    Rusted On Primrose Paper Arts Vic - national virtual exhibition - October 2021
    Invited Feature artist Redcliffe Cultural Centre Redcliffe 2021
    Invited Feature artist Australian Catholic University Banyo Campus 2021
    Redcliffe Art Gallery - key speaker - Developing an Exhibition - Floor talk 2021
    Workshops, Artist talks & demonstrations
    Invited Feature Artist - Red Poppy Art Collective Redcliffe 2021
    Logan Art Gallery - LANE event - key speaker - How to get that residency 2020
    Presentation and discussion panel for attendees at Logan Art Gallery
    Workshops, Artist talks & demonstrations - at exhibitions throughout my career
    Floating Land Point to Point Symposium - Noosa 2019
    Noosa Regional Gallery in collaboration with Creative Alliance, international, national, local South East Queensland artists, along with cultural leaders,
    discuss how art and the environment can create change in a creative practice or organisation, and the dynamics of art and the environment.
    Between the Tides - Sea(e)scape - Public event Scarborough 2019
    Public display bringing awareness to address environmental issues, and celebrate the local surroundings. Video courtesy of J Moore & FC Lee Carte Blanche - Ruby Purple - Between the tides
    Presentations, Artist talks, workshops and demonstrations 2009 - current
    Carte Blanche Artist in Residence – Redcliffe High School - current
    Papermakers & Artists Queensland - Current
    Manly Harbour Gallery 2019
    Aspire Gallery Paddington – Aspirant Collection 2017 - 2018
    Aspirant Collection - Aspire Gallery Paddington June 2018
    Cathedral of St Stephens Brisbane – May 2018
    Aspire Gallery Paddington February 2018
    Redcliffe Cultural Centre – Redcliffe November 2017 January 2018
    Impress Gallery – Kedron November 2017
    Hanasho Gallery – West End August/September 2017
    Bramble Place – Sandgate – Solo exhibition – August/September 2017
    West Chapel Crematorium – Holland Park August 2017
    Cathedral of St Stephens - Francis Rush Centre- Brisbane & Catholic University Banyo 2017
    Rotary Art Spectacular, Central Plaza 1, Brisbane May 2017
    Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy Vic – December 2016
    Graydon Gallery – New Farm, Brisbane November 2016
    Brisbane Art Prize – Judith Wright Centre – Fortitude Valley Brisbane August 2016
    Art Tour International Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art Montagnac France 2016
    State Library - Southbank, Brisbane 'Peace & Quiet' November 2015 to 20 February 2016 West End Art Festival (WESAF) Steering Committee member and festival participant 2017
    Warrior Women - Assistant Curator 2015 - 2019
    Flying Arts – April 2011 current Accredited Member
    Pine Rivers Art Gallery – Volunteer 4 yrs
    Group/Solo exhibition Curator, Project, Event and Multimedia Manager, 2009 to current
    Public Artworks
    Traffic Signal Box Cnr Roghan and Handford Roads, Taigum, Urban Smart Projects
    Russell Street, West End - Mural
    Cathedral of St Stephens (COSSAG) CBD Brisbane - Mural
    La Belle Vigneronne, Montagnac, France – Abstract Artwork
    International experience
    Artist for a Green Planet, Environmental Awareness Multi-media production New York 2017
    ICAF - Invitation to exhibit - International Environment Exhibition 2017 South Korea
    Art Tour International – Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art Montagnac France May 2016
    Manhattan Arts International – Manhattan USA December 2016
    Art Tour International - Red Dot Art Fair Art Basel Miami USA 2015
    Manhattan Arts International - Artist Showcase exhibitor January 2015

  • Website

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Ruby Purple

Defiant Proteus 2
19 x 14 x 1 cm Mixed Media & Gold Leaf on Paper $50.00

Ruby Purple

Defiant Proteus 3
19 x 14 x 1 cm Mixed Media & Gold Leaf on Paper $50.00