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.
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.
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.
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.