Fermata Festival

Ruth Waterman – violinist

Ruth Waterman

As a solo violinist, Ruth Waterman has performed internationally for many years, from London’s Proms to New York’s ‘Great Performers at Lincoln Center’. She is also well-known as a broadcaster, conductor, speaker, and educator. Her work in post-war Bosnia, conducting the Mostar Sinfonietta, led her to write a book, When Swan Lake Comes to Sarajevo, which was chosen as a Book-of-the-Year of The Observer. Although she has enjoyed painting for a long time while taking art classes at CityLit and the Slade, it wasn’t until a few years ago that she let herself spend serious time with paint. She has since had two solo exhibitions.

What has creating art meant to you over the last year?

Painting is no substitute for performing Bach and Beethoven, but it has greatly helped to keep my head above water during these times of coronavirus. During the second lockdown I ran out of paint, but then discovered house-paint, of which I had plenty. Since Picasso used house-paint, I think I’m in good company…
I found myself painting mostly abstracts – one or two bodies floating in space. I became fascinated by how two separate shapes can relate, or not, to one another. Isolation, suspension, unexpected connections with strangers – a reflection of this strange year…

Flight 3

House paint on canvas

60 x 40cm

£425.00

1 in stock

Flight 4

House paint on paper

40 x 28cm

£280.00

1 in stock

Duo 8

House paint on canvas

74 x 55cm

£550.00

Duo 4

Acrylic on paper

40 x 28cm

Unframed

£280.00

Duo 3

Acrylic on paper

40 x 28cm

Unframed

£280.00