The Complete Cat – Astrid Ruddick

In association with  International Cat Care the Society Of Feline Artists is delighted to be part of ‘The Complete Cat’ at the beautiful Rook Lane Gallery in Frome, UK from the 23rd November – 8th December 2018.We are please to say that ICC will get 25% of the sales of all the artwork for their wonderful work for cats around the world.

Astrid Ruddick is one of the S.O.F.A. artists taking part.

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Silver Darlings by Astrid Ruddick

Astrid graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from Nottingham Polytechnic in 1991, having previously attended Norwich School of Art.

Previous work was of a figurative nature, using oils, acrylics and other drawing media.

Astrid has always had an interest in natural history, in particular birds and animals. A love of cats has led to her specialising in feline portraiture as well as entering the world of the cat show with success.

Astrid was a founder member of The Society of Feline Artists, formed in September 1994. She has held posts on the S.O.F.A Committee, including General Secretary since it began. She was also on its Selection Committee in the Society’s early days. She exhibited at the National Cat Club Show at Olympia, London, in December 1994, which was the debut exhibition of The Society of Feline Artists. Since then, she has exhibited at Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings), in Waterloo, London, firstly in September 1996 and for the last 21 years.

Other previous exhibitions were with The Society of Feline Artists at Patchings Art Centre in Nottinghamshire in 1997, The Clifton Gallery in Bristol in 1999, the Best in Show exhibition in Kensington, London, at the Walton Gallery in association with Commissionaportrait.com in 2002, and The Little Picture Gallery in Mousehole, Cornwall, in 2007. They currently hold some of her work.

Woodmansterne Publications and Elgin Court have published her work as greetings cards.

She has been featured in several magazines including The Artist, The Lady and The Leisure Painter.

Astrid accepts commissions for quality cat paintings and portraits and has undertaken many. She has now sold work internationally too, as she completed a specially commissioned cat portrait for a resident of Mumbai, India in 2009.

Many of her works feature Devon Rex and Siamese cats for which she has a particular passion. Her work is currently executed in acrylic medium on paper.

The Complete Cat

In association with  International Cat Care the Society Of Feline Artists is delighted to be part of ‘The Complete Cat’ at the beautiful Rook Lane Gallery in Frome, UK. Featuring feline-inspired artwork from 26 renowned UK artists, the exhibition offers a diverse collection of pieces. And 25% of the artwork sales will be go to International Cat Care for their work helping cats around the world.

24 November – 8 December, 2018
Rook Lane Gallery,
Frome,
Bath Street,
Somerset, UK

Find out more about the show…


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