Art by Ruby Marr

My collection of beautiful “glazed” art.

My passion,  is to create beautiful works of art on cradled wooden panels,  using mixed media and chemical techniques to present a stunning "glass" effect finish.

I work with fire tools - often setting my work alight, to shrink pigments and create fascinating movement. I recycle glass - and incorporate texture and light to my work. 

I hail from Bonnie Scotland,  My studio is located in the remote Galloway hills.

Nearby, is the Solway Firth, the wild Atlantic rolls in o'er the Irish Sea. Married to a traditional "Net & Cable salmon fisherman" means tide and sea, are an every day inspiration.

My passion for the ocean and underwater world is indulged further when I visit family in the Cayman Islands. Cayman has been my daughter's home with her husband for over fifteen years. It has become my "overseas home". 

 As a frequent visitor, I became  fascinated with the clear crystal waters and have made it my goal, to produce work, which can reflect the true beauty of these spectacular waters.  My “glass like” work, I feel, captures the beauty which the Caribbean is famous for.

Flying on the little twin otter plane - to visit the small sister islands, is very much like being a live drone - these flights truly bring me inspiration - and my creations emulate the incredible views afforded by this journey

I want people, no matter where they may live,  to become able to enjoy the essence of the ocean, in their own homes. I want my buyers to have art which brings happiness to their soul, which makes them smile, be at peace, and to every day, discover a new square inch of their art which may not yet have been explored. 

My work is modern and contemporary. Some days I may create with fire in my heart, others I might paint calmly and organically. Above all, I work with passion and love. There is a curiosity in my work which enables the viewer to spend hour upon hour, unfolding each layer, finding translucent corners of colours and pigments, one laid on top of the other, each creating a work which is truly unique in every way. 

Past works were featured in my exhibition themed “Transatlantic”. As one who sails the Atlantic from the cold wild seas of the north, to the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean, I am currently working on a collection which will depict the transient oceans. I believe this selection of art will speak to those that either originate from the cooler climates and find a enveloped sanctuary in the warm tranquility, that is Cayman. Equally this collection may also speak to the adventurer or sailor, looking beyond Cayman and to life spent on the seas.

My love,  as my Art demonstrates, will always be the ocean. My recent certification as a Scuba diver, has opened up my world in many ways. Some abstract pieces I feature, are inspired by my wonderful experiences beneath the ocean waves.

Other works include monochrome work. I may work in single hues or colours, and will take commissions to match client’s décor and interior. At times I combine textured sculpture to my pieces - in effect creating, almost three dimensional layers. I tend to prefer working in larger pieces. The smallest pieces I create are around 0.6m x 0.8m - The  largest works I have created spanned a wall of over twenty two feet.

Much of my art is bespoke and clients wish for it to remain private. I hope my website gives you some idea of the beauty in my work.  Since re establishing myself in 2018, I have been pretty much "non stop" in my studio.

Please follow my Facebook Page or my Instagram for more daily updates. Or get in touch with me at any time. I do answer emails pretty promptly.  I love doing commissioned works and have recently completed bespoke art for very grand homes and for yacht interiors.

Whether its the wild coast of Scotland, or the sparkling aqua of the Caribbean, my world, is my ocean.

I hope you will come barefoot along my sands, taste the salt from my waves, and dip your toes in the water.. 

Welcome, to the world of "Art by Ruby Marr".