Sharon Ruttonsha

Ruttonsha searches for imagery that reflects atmosphere, mood and instills a sense of place and timelessness. Embracing and evocative, these paintings convey the natural human craving for both protection and liberation.

“Ruttonsha’s paintings define a spectrum of relatedness: sometimes large and imposing, other times close and intimate; some flooded with natural light, others bathed in the light and dark tensions of chiaroscuro; almost monochromatic or with rich layers of colour optically blended into consistent values; positioned against a ground or viewed without reference to time or space; whole or seen in part; three dimensional and flat; soft and hard. All of these explorations speak of the capacity that painting has to say what is felt, to act as a medium between art and life.” Michele White, curator/artist