In a career spanning more than five decades, Waikato icon Ruth Davey has mastered several printmaking techniques. Here we present line etchings with aquatint tones, a woodcut, and a deep-bite etching inked with viscosity roll-up.
Many of Ruth’s prints and drawings, and nearly 200 of her sketchbooks, are held in the collection of Waikato Museum. Others of her prints, framed and unframed, are available for inspection and purchase at Waikato Society of Arts.
All proceeds from the sale of Ruth’s art go to the Ruth Davey Merit in Printmaking prize at the annual New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards.
caption: Ruth Davey relates the story of her triptych Through Vatican Windows at Don’t Fence Me In: Wise Waikato Women Artists 1930s—1970s, Waikato Museum, 2013.