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painter, draftsman | United Kingdom

Rue Asher

Rue Asher - painter, draftsman
"Fleeting moments, fragments of memories start to reveal themselves during the painting process and I just follow along with them."

Rue Asher is a British mixed media artist, specialising in watercolour and currently living in Brighton. She initially trained and worked in the psychology sector which provided her  with the financial support to fund her experimentation into her artworks. In recent years, she has dedicated the majority of her time to her art, finding herself gravitated towards the style of abstraction.  

Psychological Undertone

Asher previously worked as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, as she has always been fascinated by people’s ‘psychological landscape’, particularly how humans receive and retain memory, ultimately forming our life experience. In recalling past events, we sometimes distort and alter these memories from their reality, a concept that Asher delves into by the use of mixed media.

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Manipulation of Multiple Mediums

Asher’s work process mostly reflects her subjects of focus. She first makes a drawing; thereafter cutting and reordering it, placing together fragmented parts to create new meanings and transforming them into primarily water based collages. Her most recent landscape based work is constructed under the basis of her personal sensory memory of that place which changes overtime.

National Establishment

Rue Asher has acquired a British following through displaying her work at numerous exhibitions, including at the Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, where she was shortlisted in 2015.

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Credentials

Prizes

  • 2015
    The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Nominated – London, United Kingdom
  • 2004
    Arts Prize Brighton Festival - Nominated – Brighton, United Kingdom

Group exhibitions

  • 2015
    The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / Mall Galleries – London, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    Royal Watercolout Society / Backside Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    The Royal Institute of Painters / Mall Galleries – London, United Kingdom
  • 2013
    Royal Watercolur Society / Backside Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2012
    The Summer Show / St. Anne's Gallery – Lewes, United Kingdom
  • 2012
    Little Wonder / St. Anne's Gallery – Lewes, United Kingdom
  • 2002
    Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition / Mall Galleries – London, United Kingdom
  • 2002
    The Discerning Eye Exhibition / Mall Galleries – London, United Kingdom

Solo exhibitions

  • 2017
    Art Wave / Lewes – East Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 2008
    Features Artist / HQ Gallery – Lewes, United Kingdom
  • 2004
    Featured Artist / Brighton Framing Galleries – Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2003
    Brighton Festival / Brighton Open Houses – Brighton, United Kingdom

Publication

  • 2004
    The Artists & Illustartors Magazine – Mixing Colours Using Waterbased Media