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A little about me...

I am a contemporary artist creating truly unique art in various media from my purpose built studio on Bute’s west coast.

Taking inspiration from my surroundings and my love of animals, I want my art to capture that most elusive of qualities…the personality, the very essence of my subject. I live and work on Bute with my husband and two children along with our collection of animals. 

Inspired by my surroundings, my artwork captures the gorgeous nature of animals and the natural world. Illustrating is also a large part of my work and I love working with clients to bring their vision to life.

I was very lucky to sit and draw on the beach with Darcey Bussell you can watch a short film of it here

There's a story behind each and every piece of art I create, often documented on my social accounts

My online shop is stocked with prints, gifts and very special original artwork.


For commissions and illustration work, please get in touch.

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Ruth Slater Artist in the studio

Trained at Edinburgh College of Art, I graduated with an honours degree in Sculpture in 1997. I also trained and worked a secondary school art teacher until 2015.

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Clients I've worked with... 

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