Ruby Eaves desire to paint and draw was influenced, as a young child, by her appreciation and love of the beauty of creation. Ruby’s extensive travels have resulted in her strong passion for Australian scenes and have influenced her love of landscape. She aims to capture her personal experience of the landscape by being as honest to the scene in front of her as she can. Her latest works include a more contemporary take on the Outback of Australia after her trip to Lake Eyre. This trip inspired her to paint the lake in all its beauty.
Ruby’s beautiful watercolours are the result of her ability to capture the beauty and the spirit of her subjects. The emotion she feels when she views a subject is conveyed to the viewer in the scenes she paints, whether it be an outback landscape or the misty images of an early morning scene. After moving to Brisbane in 1986 she furthered her professional career in art and became a member of the Watercolour Society of Qld as well as the Royal Queensland Art Society. She has been a tutor in watercolours at these societies on many occasions.
Throughout her career Ruby has participated in many exhibitions including solo and joint exhibitions as well as being a feature artist on many occasions. She has won many awards for all mediums, winning her first award at Orange Art Festival in 1982. Her works hang in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Many of her paintings have been “acquisitions” by Corporate Businesses as well as Bathurst City Council, Lithgow City Council, Portland Rotary Club and Moreton Shire Council.