Abstract Art

Abstract art celebrating nature, the spirit and the sheer joy of being alive here and now on planet earth.  Laying down meaning in the layers of paint, from observations of nature and forays into history, literature, mythology plus my own experiences.

Connecting people, knowledge, beliefs, places and times.  Always representing my feelings with colour and gesture and with the intention of  creating an emotional response.

Copper Mars, an acrylic on canvas painting by Ruth Dent. Against a silver background, vertical lines of copper and mars violet flow and wander and occasionally merge. 183 x 90cm
Ruth Dent's Voyage Out Centenary Scarf photographed in the woods, with dark shadows of tree trunks and leaves mingling with the reddish browns, indigo and turquoise of the scarf. 136 x 136cm.

Breathing Space is my most recent work.  An installation with a sonic landscape which started as one painting to embrace, envelop and immerse the Spectator.

Prior to 2015 I worked on interpretative projects, creating pieces in response to Virginia Woolf’s first novel, ‘The Voyage Out’, Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ and ‘Choral Evensong’.

Exhibiting in solo and group shows in England and France, my work has been seen in galleries, cathedrals, a theatre, priory and moulin.

Here you can experience the installation, see the paintings and prints and if one or more ‘talks’ and ‘embraces’ you, then that’s magic.

And if that’s the case, would you join me for the journey?

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Turning Green, an acrylic on handmade Moulin de Larroque paper by Ruth Dent. Inspired by a particular tree which I passed most days one spring, as the leaves unfurled. A swirl of blues, greys, yellows and greens. 84 x 84cm
Ruth Dent's L'Automne silk scarf showing off its orange red background with blue and golden swirls. Photographed against a blue sky as it hangs from a wire canopy covered with vines.

Art Silk Scarves

I create luxurious silk scarves  - so you can feel elegant, joyful and inspired - wrapped in creative energy.

The scarves are digitally printed and machine hemmed by highly skilled craftspeople in Macclesfield - England’s ‘Silk Town’, which has its own ‘Silk Road’.

I choose a silk which matches the image in texture and feel, plus I design my own packaging, making it a treat for yourself or someone special to receive and open.

Then you can step out confidently wearing your limited edition silk scarf.

And if you do meet someone else wearing the same scarf - well I hope you would smile, laugh and compliment each other!

Ripped Colours silk scarf is a bold multi-coloured symmetrical design in red, turquoise, blue, olive green, yellow, pink and peach. Taken from a screen print which used torn paper as a stencil. Digitally printed on crepe de chine and available in 3 sizes, a 90cm square, a 136cm square and a 68cm x 200cm rectangle. Made in England.

Ripped Colours Silk Scarf


A bright and breezy symmetrical pattern of layered yellows, blues, reds and pink. Many colours make it especially versatile. Use Ripped Colours to draw attention to a particular colour you’re wearing, or to add radiance to a plain dress. Originally…

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What is beyond Silk Scarf is a warm mix of reds, pinks, and peach colours over glimpses of silver. Originally an acrylic painting. Digitally printed on luminous crepe satin and available in 3 sizes, a 90cm square, a 136cm square and a 68cm x 200cm rectangle. Made in England.

What Is Beyond Silk Scarf


Luscious reds, pinks and peaches mingle like a veil over glimpses of silver. A stunning melange of warm colours to match/enrich your complexion. Wrap yourself in What is beyond and experience a sparkling rosy glow. This scarf looks fantastic if…

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What Is Held Within Silk Scarf


A vibrant mix of blues, yellows, greens, purples and violets. A multitude of broken grids with each colour partially hiding another – drawing you into the drama. What is held within can only be worn for dramatic effect. If you…

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