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An artist born and raised in the Highlands. He went to Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art alongside a Masters in Fine Art & Humanities. He ran workshops to teach art to the Deaf communities and Deaf organisations as well as in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.


Ruaridh was a participant in the BBC's Big Painting Challenge 2017, overcoming the barriers that exist in communication between Deaf and hearing people.


He developed the Colour Soul Project as his Masters degree project in 2017. The concept of the project is that each person has their own unique character. Generally they all show their emotions through colours unconsciously. From the perceptive of colours, you can’t identify the real person without their characteristics.


More recently, Ruaridh's work over the past year has involved using tartan fabric as his canvas for oil paintings of people and animals. He blends his subjects into the background of the tartan revealing the individuality of his subjects.