Ruth Franklin is an English painter who lives in the Deep South. She was born in Kent, England in 1964 and studied at Brighton Art School in the eighties. Ruth has always maintained her identity as a painter and has stuck to her own ideas about what makes a good painting. She prefers Auerbach to Hirst and has continued over the past twenty-five years to push around paint in her own way, reveling in the process to create evocative and compelling pictures. Her work is in many private & corporate collections, including ASCAP, King & Spalding and Universal Studios, and she has exhibited at galleries & art fairs from New York to the Netherlands. Ruth was voted 'Best Established Visual Artist' in Atlanta in 2014 by the readers of Creative Loafing and she was nominated for the prestigious United States Artists Fellowship in 2016. Ruth works seven days a week at her Decatur, Georgia studio - six miles east of downtown Atlanta. Gallery inquiries are welcomed.