Galleries, Talks, Publications

Many of my paintings are based on the Preselis, where I’ve lived for 45 years. Some evolve from studies of a particular place – my sketchbooks are full of drawings of anything which seizes my attention. Sometimes, however, I start by just playing with paint; I relish this element of serendipity, and am often on a precarious tightrope between the ‘real’ world and the imaginative one.

Recent Solo Exhibitions

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2015 The Coach House Gallery, St Dogmaels,
2015 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff (joint)
2013 MOMA, Machynlleth
2012 Gallery on the Usk, Crickhowell
2011 Museum and Art Gallery, Tenby
2009 Art Matters, Tenby
2005 Art Matters, Tenby
2003 Washington Gallery, Penarth
2003 Oriel Q, Narberth
2002 Heifer Gallery, London;  Oriel y Llys,Lampeter
2000 Heifer Gallery, London
1996 National Library of Wales
1993 University of Wales, Lampeter
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 Selected Group Exhibitions

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2016 The Millinery Works, London
1989–2014 Royal Watercolour Society of Wales
2014 Art Matters,Tenby
2003-2013 Tabernacl,Machynlleth
2000 Albany Gallery,Cardiff
1999 Royal Cambrian Academy,Conway;  St David’s Hall Cardiff.
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Residencies

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2000 Gŵyl Bro Preseli
1994 Royal Academy of Music
1992  Pembrokeshire Primary Schools Visual Literacy project
1987 National Eisteddfod, Porthmadoc
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Teaching, Talks

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1983-4 1992 Teaching West Wales School of Art Carmarthen
2007-2014 Workshops at Bryn Morris studio and in France
2011-2015 Philosophy in Schools – workshops incorporating drawing painting and philosophical dialogue
at: The Dragon School Oxford, Manorbier VC School, Llandovery College, Perrott Hill School
2011–2013 Why I Love David Jones talk for NADFAS, U3A and Tenby Museum
Took part in the film David Jones – Artist Soldier Poet
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Publications

Ruth Harvey – Paintings and Collages (Heliotrope 1996)

Articles in:   The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (2000)

The David Jones Society Journal (2001 and 2007)

New Thesis (2004)

Sketchbook from the Somme – private publication, 2008

North Wales Sketchbook, 2010

The Art of Elizabeth Haines: Article by Jeremy Hooker in the spring 2009 edition of Planet

Public Collections

Contemporary Art Society for Wales

National Library of Wales

The Arts Council for Wales

University of Wales, Lampeter

Prizes

Tabernacl Open Art Competition (3rd prize) 2003
National Eisteddfod Cerdd Dafod Prize 1987
Withybush Hospital Award, 1979

Bursaries

1990 Arts Council for Wales

Commissions

1996  Sketchbook for Rhug Estate for the Lord Newborough
1997  Sketchbook for Tŷ Glyn Davis, (Gulbenkian Foundation)
2005  Wall Panel for Community Hall, Maenclochog

Representation

Kooywood Gallery, Cardif

Oriel Cymru, Criccieth

Art Matters, Tenby

Workshop Wales, Fishguard

The Golden Sheaf, Narberth