The Fairy and Dragonfly trail at Cliffe Castle on Saturday the 24th of July went very well, the children and parents made lots of stunning fairy's and dragonflies and enjoyed the trail looking for the mysterious fairy doors.

My self and artist Victoria Alderson came up with the dragonfly and fairy ideas and helped the children make them. The photos show how the children also had original and creative ideas of their own.  

Everyone loved the North Wind Dance group who were entertaining, fabulous fairies


I led the activity with the help of museum staff and some CCSG volunteers.
This activity was run from the learning room at Cliffe Castle. It was on a seasonal theme using the museum's collections of native, wild birds and mammals..


These photos are of the children who participated in the craft activities at the Paralympic Heritage Celebration day & park run at Cliffe Castle Keighley.


Below are my latest oil paintings. Some finished and some are a work in progress. If anyone is interested in buying a painting please contact me.


These photos are from an exhibition with 'Art on the Square' at Cliffe Castle Keighley. As part of the exhibition our group also ran a day of art activities for children

Just delivered more oil paintings to Trattles and Geall Fine Art Gallery in Whitby.


Just delivered more oil paintings to Trattles and Geall Fine Art Gallery in Whitby. Also in the photograph a Judith Levin Moorland scene. Selling well...


This summer term the children of Hellifiled Primary school made a four seasons mural to go on their playground fence.

'The murals look really great finished, such a lot of hard work has gone into these paintings & the children have really enjoyed the project.' - Sara Binns, Headteacher


Some of the recent work in local primary schools.


Pop up gallery on Haworth main street.


Dubai Mall.

Painting Jo Malone Boxs, met some interesting people and a had lot of fun.


Ilkley arts trail is about to start next month from the 9th-13th of October. My paintings will be exhibited in U Dentistry venue 19 in the arts trail. I will be showing painting from my new children's story and selling prints and cards as well.

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I have been Artist in residence at Ghyll Royd School Ilkley since the new year. It is a pure delight to work in such a happy school.



These are some of the illustrations for my new story " when the world was blue " exhibited in Central Hall Keighley. This exhibition was organised by me and was a collaboration of artists from BAS Bradford art studios where I have my art studio.


 "Aire"was a collaboration of my work and Linda Harrisons work held at Central Hall Kieghley.


Happy holidays.

This is a winter illustration for my new story "When the world was blue " with a Flash animation made by Theo Wightman.


Ghyll Royd school Burley in Wharfedale  hosted an exhibition of local artists and also showed the work of their talented children as part of the annual arts festival.

 My work shown here is mostly oil on canvas and a couple of water colour paintings in the gold frames.


Some of the paintings Ruth exhibited in the wunderkammer during the bank holiday weekend of the 5th-7th of May


Ruth’s dreamlike paintings will be featured at the Wunderkammer (Wonder-Room) at Saltaire Arts Trail 5th-7th May 2012. Alongside Ruth the Wunderkammer will be exhibiting a collection of unique work including Gill Smith's steampunk Scounts, decoractive wonderlands from Tasneem Kauser, Sue Wray's digital imagery, Nicola Taylor's 'Tales from the Moors Country', and Emma Wilkinson's metamorphosis materialised. 


Ruth is a member of Bradford Art Studios and will be opening her studio to the public as part of the Bradford open studios in June Sat 2nd-Tue 5th  2012.


Summer Art Exhibition 

Ruth exhibited six paintings at Ghyll Royd school art exhibition Burly in Wharfedale in June.


Ruth attended a ceramic workshop in Hebden Bridge with artist Sarah McDade. She had a great day making a bowl for the teddy bear's picnic! This is a coil pot to show children how to have fun with clay, and we are planning new ceramic workshops for spring. 

Sarah's fantastic work can be seen on


'The Goldfish and the Marigold' by Ruth Wightman has gone live on iBooks! The book is available at a bargain price for 99p on iphones and ipads - see some of the illustrations below.