Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize Shortlist 2021
ING Discerning Eye 2020
Portrait Artist of the Week (14/06/20)
BP Longlist 2020
Clyde&Co Art Award 2019
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019
Finalist, Portrait Artist of the Year 2019
Portraits, figures and characters have always been the main focus of my work. The fractured and overlapping nature of my paintings conveys a sense of life and movement over time, and explores the relationship between traditional painting and technology using 'glitches'.
Film has a huge influence on me, to compensate for my lack of camera knowledge I try to be a director in my paintings. This means planning a scene, composing the shot and deciding what would happen over a length of time. Utilising this aesthetic has pushed me to paint scenes I hope make onlookers question the emotions of the subject and their relationship to the environment I choose to place them in, with themes such as identity and existentialism permeating throughout.
I specifically focus on people and the views from my own generation, and what it means to be a young person in Britain today. This includes careers, relationships, social media, and now the pandemic.
If you like my work and are interested in a commission, quote or you have a question, please click on 'Contact'.
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2021 Coventry Cathedral On display now
QUOTIDIAN Blanco Gallery 5th March - 1st April 2021
ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries (online) 2020
Clyde & Co Art Award 2019/20
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019 Piano Nobile Gallery 24th May - October
'Ideas and Imagination' Thames Chase August 2019
Degree Show Wimbledon College of Arts 14th - 22nd June
'Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 Tour' April - June 2019
Dover Street, Whitewall Nottingham, Newbury, Stratford, Chester, Lichfield.
'Portrait Artist of the Year 2019' Clarendon, Mayfair April 2019
'For Love or Money' Copeland Gallery March 2019
'Interpretations' Thames Chase August 2018
'Faces & Places' 5th Base Gallery February 2018
Thames Chase August 2016
Thames Chase September 2015
Interview, Videos and Publications
BA Fine Art: Painting
2016 - 2019
Havering College of Further and Higher Education
Fine Art Level 3 BTEC Diploma
2015 – 2016