Ruth Howes showcased at FESTIVAL 2019

Paper cut artist Ruth produces precise and breathtaking work for our Houghton Hall Pop Up
21 March, 2019
Houghton Hall Cut out by Ruth Howes, 2019
Houghton Hall - detail of cut out by Ruth Howes, 2019
Ruth studied Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture on the respected course at Norwich School of Art graduating with First Class honours in 2000. In between Ruth has painted and illustrated, but the rather addictive nature of paper cutting has taken over more recently. This work has initiated a wide range of commissioned work from window design to large scale pictorial 'life maps' and alphabetised series of her paper cut work.

Enthused by Norfolk’s rich mix of architecture and a further exploration of the floor plans of extraordinary buildings (domestic and international), there is representation and abstraction in this new work of extraordinary ‘power houses’ and their human connections.





About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.