The florist’s works are on display at Beacon


A FLORIST who started drawing during the covid pandemic brings her works to a new exhibition at the Beacon Arts Centre.

Ruby Grimes, who runs Ruby Flowers in Glasgow’s West End, turned to art when her business was hit during the health crisis.

A collection of her floral drawings, screen prints and paintings, which capture her connection to flowers, will be on display at The Beacon tomorrow (Saturday) through Saturday July 30.

Beacon Arts Center hosts a program of inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions in its gallery, led by guest curator Fraser Taylor.

Ruby said: “My appreciation for flowers and their fleeting pleasures began at an early age.

“Both my parents loved gardening. I watched them so happy in the garden planting flowers and vegetables.

“Cutting flowers and bringing them home comes naturally to anyone who spends time in their garden.

“It’s a way to map the seasons and appreciate the beauty of the present.

“My drawings are a gesture of their beauty, whether looking closely at the fragile frill of a crumpled sheet or the grand physique of their form.”

Pauline Kane, Director of the Beacon Arts Centre, said: “We are delighted that Ruby has chosen to exhibit her beautiful drawings at the Beacon.

“Our regular exhibitions feature a variety of works by local artists, as well as those from further afield.

“Flowers by Ruby Flowers is inspired by Ruby’s connection to flowers after a two-decade career in the floral industry.”


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