About the Artist

Ruth Osborne is a Northern Irish Artist specialising in nature inspired textile artwork


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About Ruth Osborne Artist

Based in County Down by the shores of Strangford Lough, I create mixed-media original works on Irish Linen. I produce include original works of art, art prints, cards and homeware that inspire a connection with nature, landscape and heritage. You can view all available artwork here or get in touch to enquire about commissioning a bespoke artwork.

I am lucky to live in a rural setting with my husband, 2 young children and 2 cats. Having lived away in Scotland and the South of Ireland, I have returned to County Down and the locale of my youth to settle and raise my family. This landscape, with its unspoilt shorelines, ancient landmarks, quiet laneways and rolling drumlins is one that has always inspired me. 

Artwork & Printmaking using Irish Linen

Each piece is created using a range of printmaking techniques including block printing, lino printing and relief printing using Irish Linen as the canvas. I also incorporate painterly elements and add hand-embellishment to my work while exploring techniques in printmaking, etching, mark-making and pattern.

I gather foliage from my local area of County Down and incorporate nature printing into my work. This allows me to bring together both real and imagined elements and experiences to produce truly original pieces of art.

I am inspired by the landscape and flora of Northern Ireland, the changing seasons, Irish Folklore and Celtic heritage. My work combines printed and painted elements, with each piece being unique and instilled with a sense of place.


Printmaking Teaching & Creative Workshops

I regularly facilitate creative workshops in person and online. You can learn printmaking, gel plate printing and mark making techniques in a relaxed and informal setting that encourages you to explore your own creativity. My mark-making workshops incorporate a range of mindfulness techniques to add to the escapism that comes with creativity. You can find out more about my workshops and teaching practice here.

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