Artwork

Here at Ruby Red Interiors we appreciate the importance of artwork in your design scheme and we pride ourselves on being able to confidently source the ideal piece to enhance the client's living or working environment. Whether it is a painting or a piece of sculpture, artwork can really make or break a space.

We champion local artists and currently use two professional artists whose work have proved hugely popular with our clients. If you see an art piece below that you are interested in or if you would like to commission artwork from either John or Thurle, give us a call on 01303 246840 and we can set the ball in motion.

Alternatively, Ruby Red Interiors can search other artwork outlets for our clients in pursuit of the perfect piece.

John Bartlett

John Bartlett studied at the Royal Academy Schools London, from 1991 to 1994. His work is held in private and public collections worldwide.

For fourteen years he financially supported his Art Practice by working at the National Gallery in London.

In 2013 he moved to Folkestone with his partner and small son and has devoted his energies full-time to Art Projects since then.

Earlier this year he sold a large painting to the V&A Museum of Childhood. The work he is probably best known for to date is the monumental work 'History Painting' (93/4) which is an integral part of the Museum of London's permanent collection. In 2012/13 the Guildhall Art Gallery London held a mid-career retrospective of his work featuring over fifty of his paintings.

Notable private collectors include Nicholas Penny (former Director of the National Gallery) and Andrew Wilton (former keeper of the British Collection at the Tate).

John's present work oscillates between representation and abstraction. Never completely comfortable with a realist stance the illusionist qualities he presents are deconstructed and interfered with by a layered mix of art styles. Traditional genres are revisited but appropriated for a contemporary audience.

History Painting - 1993-4 - Museum of London

Cars and Chaos

Kingdom - 2011- V&A Museum of Childhood

Stolen I.D.

Ms Enigma (on board)

Body Snatcher

Transfiguration

Ms Enigma (on canvas)

Mask

Another Time Another Place

Collision

Connected

Detected Life Forms

Myth

Shadows Of Things That Are And Might Be


Thurle Wright

Thurle Wright lives and works in Folkestone. She has shown work widely both in the UK and internationally, including the Bookarts Triennial in Lithuania, Deptford X, and Brussels Art on Paper.

Her work is in various public and private collections including Brisbane State Library. Numerous residencies include work for the V&A Museum of Childhood, Perth Central School of Art and Design, Fremantle Arts Centre, Camberwell Arts and various schools and colleges in the UK.

Thurle's delicate paper reconstructions stem from an interest in the systems and structures of language, the ordering of knowledge, the collecting, storing and accessing of words.

Working in the gap between the concrete and abstract impression of text on paper, Thurle cuts, folds, weaves and stitches lines of words into a new visual format, in which traces of the original mingle with personal, often playful or poetic interpretations.

Tread Softly, 80x80cm

Wallpaper, 45x100cm

Souvenir, 30x90cm

Powder and Paint, 40x30cm

Standard Deviation, 45x45cm