Ruth Cole




Ruth Cole lives in coastal West Auckland. She has won numerous awards for her paintings and has exhibited widely. While she initially painted in an expressionist style she now describes her work as 'painterly realism'. She sees this as being in the spirit of earlier New Zealand landscape painters such as Fristrom, Robert Johnson and Frances Hunt. She finds challenge and fulfilment in capturing the shifts of light and weather across the landscape and in dynamic forms.

Another Coast; Oneroa Looking South Sea; Muriwai South Head Dunes, Storm Brewing Late Afternoon; Cornwallis
Racing Tide; North Piha Winter Morning; North Piha Matukituki; Mt. Aspiring National Park Eden Gardens II
Eden Gardens; Spring Headland, Waiheke Pohutakawa; Headland, Waiheke Hauraki Gulf Islands; Storm Approaching
Summer, Hauraki Gulf Island Eden Garden Spring 1 Eden Garden Spring 2 Eden Garden Spring 3
Spring (I) Farm Hut; Jacobs Rover (Haast) Evening Karekare Summer Evening; South Piha
Headland North Piha Whatipu Road Tairua River; Towards Broken Hills Karamatura Valley
Summer Morning:Whangamata Boy with Straw hat; Cloth Hall, Ypres 1918 Three Airdales With Gas Masks. The Menin Road; Circus Sideshow.
Installation View : 70 Unframed drawings. The Black Bow. A British Soldier Contemplates The Ruins Of Albert Cathedral; art Of The Somme Battlefield. Carrier Pigeon. Black Bow. Stone Breaker, Le Raincy; Verdun: Le Ravin De La Mort.
A Royal Naval Air Service Bristol Scout D During A  Reconnaissance Mission Over the Western Front, 1916 German Army Dispatch Dog Jumps Over A Soldier In The Trenches. Woman with Bouquet. First enounter between Brittish Warships and German Zeppelins Two Soldiers  And A Donkey In Gas Masks.
Canadian Patrol Entering Cambrai 1918; Young Girl In Sun Hat. Woman Seated On The Grass. Stranded Tank. January 1918. The Mud Was Ever Present. Woman Dressed In Black. Men In Gas Masks.
Scottish Soldiers Walk Past The Remains Of  The Hotel De Ville, Arras, 1917. Boy with a Straw Hat Man in White Smock. Advanced Dressing Stationon the Weston Front The German Army Withdraws. Seurat's Gardener.