Ruthy is from St Ives in Cornwall, where, surrounded by artists and breath-taking scenery, she established the Darn Funky Company in 1982 making jewellery and hand–made cards. In 2006 she gained a First in illustration from the University of Portsmouth. Now, taking inspiration from the sea, nature, and the local environment, Ruthy works as an illustrator, designer and artist in Southsea specialising in ink drawing, watercolour, artists books and bespoke printing. In her spare time Ruthy performs with fire.
Past and present customers include Portsmouth in Bloom, Portsmouth Grammar School, Drakefest Charity Rock Festival, Avalon (Band) and Tatsu Yacht.
Ruthy can be contacted through her website: darnfunky.co.uk