RUTH FITTON PORTRAITS


Figurative Paintings at Grantley Hall

Muse: Music

2019

Oil on linen, 150x100cm


Public collection at Grantley Hall

Muse: Art

2019

Oil on linen, 150x100cm


Public collection at Grantley Hall

Muse: Poetry

2019

Oil on linen, 150x100cm


Public collection at Grantley Hall


Recently commissioned as part of the renovation of Grantley Hall, this collection comprises three creative Muses and a duo of dining Roman-style deities. All five pieces follow classical themes expressed in a contemporary style.



My primary objective in creating the Muses was to avoid depicting the weightless, rather vapid females found so often classical art culture. As an artist, a musician, and a woman, I saw this brief as an opportunity to celebrate the joys and the struggles of creation; the energy of inspiration, the mental concentration that painstakingly moulds inspiration into art.


Each of my Muses is inseparable from her art form, and each figure depicts on a different moment in the universal creative process.


Bacchante

2019

Oil on linen, 95x80cm


Public collection at Grantley Hall

Bacchus

2019

Oil on linen, 95x80cm


Public collection at Grantley Hall

The Drawing Room

at Grantley Hall