Through Ruth’s Eyes
- Opening Night: Friday 8 September 2023 | 6pm
Ruth Latter was born in Singleton in 1939 and lived in the area for most of her life. Recognizing the need for an art gallery in Singleton, Ruth joined with Wendy Haywood to open The Country Rose Gallery in 1987. From this time, she began to make artwork herself, studying new techniques in a range of courses and workshops.
Ruth’s early artmaking featured historic buildings, reflecting her interest in local history. She enjoyed still life but her most prevalent subjects were drawn from nature – birds, flowers, mushrooms, and marine life. Her depictions of the natural world became increasingly abstract as her practice developed, and they were often formed through mixed media.
Ruth valued beauty and imagination. She loved the autonomy of artmaking and the way it allowed her the freedom to experiment. Her art works have been appreciated by many and they are represented in private collections across Australia and around the world.