ruth o'dell

goldfinch resting
oil
13 x 13 cm
£300
calves V, south dell
oil
21 x 21 cm
£400
black headed gull
oil
21 x 21 cm
£400
waxwings II
oil
21 x 21 cm
£400
feather IV
oil
14 x 14 cm
£350
hebridean sheep
oil
27 x 27 cm
£400
sheep shearing
oil
17 x 17 cm
£300
cattle in the valley
oil
14 x 14 cm
£350
kingfisher II
oil
14 x 14 cm
£400
feather I
oil
11 x 11 cm
£350
sheiling cuishader
oil on board
14 x 14cm
£350
robin winter III
oil
14 x 13 cm
£350
eggshell & heather
oil
15 x 14 cm
£400
calf feeding I
oil on board
21 x 21 cm
£350
calf suckling
oil on board
20 x 20 cm
£350
spotted pigs
oil on board
14 x 13 cm
£300
a pair of goldfinches
oil
13 x 12 cm
£350
goldfinch II, may
oil
13 x 13 cm
£350
pink sandals
oil
14 x 14 cm
£350
checking on the sheep
oil
20 x 20 cm
£400
calves south dell
Sold
oil on board
20 x 20cm
£350
bringing home the peats
Sold
oil on board
20 x 20cm
£350
winter robin II
Sold
oil on board
12 x 12 cm
£350
sparrow I
Sold
oil on board
13x 13cm
£300
calves south dell II
Sold
oil on board
21 x 21 cm
£350
winter robin I
Sold
oil on board
12 x 12 cm
£350
winter feeding
Sold
oil on board
15 x 15 cm
£300
dragonfly II
Sold
oil on board
12 x 12 cm
£350
sheep gathering
Sold
oil
17 x 17 cm
£300
black pot
Sold
oil on board
12 x 12 cm
£350
winter feeding I
Sold
oil
13 x 16 cm
£300
throwing the peats
Sold
oil
15 x 15 cm
£350

biography

Ruth O’Dell graduated from Winchester School of Art with an Honours degree in 1986 and worked with her partner David Greenall, also a painter at their studio in Sandgate, Kent until the birth of their first daughter in 1989. Moving in 1991 to the Isle of Lewis where a second daughter was born in 1992. Working from sketchbook studies in pencil the work is then carried forward in the studio using a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, charcoal and printmaking media. The resulting pieces can be seen as a personal diary of daily life on Lewis. The winter feeding of the sheep, the first spring lambs, turfing and cutting of peat in the early summer and the garden bird table is also used to record the visits of resident and migratory birds. Colour and line predominate in these intimate works full of charm, humour and vitality….stirring echoes of the small intimist works of Bonnard and Vuillard.