About

Ruby studied sculpture, worked at the BBC and took a foray into printmaking before embarking on a career in picture books. She tries to draw from life every day and her debut book, Animal Crackers was published in May 2023 by Rocket Bird Books. She is represented by Jodie Hodges at United Agents.

Exhibitions
2024: Riso Exhibition, Atelier by the Sea, Brighton
2024: Bologna Illustrator’s Exhibition, Italy
2023: Drawing Paper Show, Liverpool
2022: Group exhibition, Soulshine Cafe, Bridport
2021: The Sketch Show, Sussex Contemporary Illustrators & Printmakers, Seaford
2021: Picture Hooks, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
2021: Dorset Art Weeks, The Old Bakery, Bridport
2018: Dorset Art Weeks, The Old Bakery, Bridport
2018: Spoilt Rotten, The Gallery at Number 42, Notting Hill, London
2017: Portrait Exhibition, Candid Arts Trust, London
2016: National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Residencies and Awards
2024: Longlisted, Klaus Flugge Prize
2024: Shortlisted, Bologna Illustrator’s Exhibition
2023: Longlisted, Bologna Illustrator’s Exhibition
2020-2023: Sketcher in Residence, Refugee Tales
2021: Winner, Hello Spring Picture Hooks Competition
2019: Artist in Residence, Plastic Waste Innovation Hub, University College London
2016: Winner, Museum of Childhood category, Inspired By Exhibition, Morley College Gallery

Public Engagement
2023: Bridport Literature Festival storytelling and biscuit decorating
2023: Orange Beak Studio Double Debut talk with Libby Hamilton from Rocket Bird Books
2023: Pop-up Card workshops at Maldon Books, Waterstones and Foyles
2022: Tate Lates Art Chat, in conversation with curator Michael Raymond
2021: Happy Sun printmaking workshop
2021: Orange Beak Studio presentation
2018: Tate Exchange: Stance Podcast Late, Mini Protest Banner Linocut workshop, Tate Modern, London
2018: Mint Street Music Festival, Banner Making, London
2017: Institute of Making masterclasses, Linocut workshops, UCL, London
2017: Mint Street Music Festival, Banner Making, London
2017: Printmaking workshops, St Anne’s Primary School, London
2017: Mint Street Hoarding painting project

Radio Broadcasts
2008-2013: Ruby’s Chicky Boil-ups, a monthly themed music show, Radio Nowhere
2008: May I Kiss Your Stiff Upper Lip, This American Life, NPR, USA
2008: Architecture Podwalks produced for London Festival of Architecture
2007: The Collectors, Resonance FM, London
2006: Cutting My Teeth, Resonance FM, London