Mixing colours with emotions to celebrate life on Earth

Abstract artist Ruth Dent presents her bold, expressive artworks.

Celebrating nature, humanity and the spirit.

Accepting that we need darkness to see the light.


Celebrating nature, the spirit and the sheer joy of being alive on planet Earth.

Always representing my feelings with colour and gesture and with the intention of  creating an emotional response.

Connecting observations of nature, spirituality, history, literature, mythology and my own experiences.


Latest News - The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away will be installed at the Eglise de Valette, 47290, Lougratte, Lot et Garonne from 3 to 9 September.

Opens 6pm Friday 3 September.


Watch the visualisation I created for Earlids' first EP.

A continuous flow of colour and sound for 14 minutes.

See the 'Q-Series' - expressions of my feelings during ‘lockdown’.

'The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away' follows on from Breathing Space, rising up from the forest into the sky.

Breathing Space is an installation with a sonic landscape.  Starting as one painting to embrace, envelop and immerse the Spectator, it took on a life of its own.


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

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Nocturnal Luminance is dark with Prussian blue above which violet and bluish-lilac white shift up and down the textured paper. Acrylic on Moulin de Larroque handmade paper, measuring 11cm x 71cm. One of the abstract paintings within the Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away.