Patricia Ann Ruddle is a printmaker, photographer and photographic historian. She has a Master of Arts degree (by research) with Distinction, History of Art Department, University of York. Patricia has received an Honorary Life Member Award by the Royal Photographic Society. She is a member of the West Yorkshire Print Workshop.
Patricia works with traditional chemicals and inks and their processes to produce contemporary pictures.
With printmaking it is about having the freedom to develop non-representational pictures, using elements such as texture, line and colour to create images. This departure has been influenced by organic shapes and places visited.
With the photographic process she enjoys the process of taking the image and then exploring the various ways in which to produce an impression of how she felt initially when capturing the scene – and finding a rapport between the old and new. This connection is achieved by printing with Victorian processes such as the cyanotype and gum bichromate.
The combination of both processes is explored with solar plate etching – a process that appeals to my love of both photography and printmaking.
Making art has many different moments.
You can see more of Patricia’s work on Instagram @patriciaannruddle