Guest Art & Photography

We at Artful Ruins are fortunate to have the  exquisite Artwork and Photography from some of the best local artists.

 

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Cathy Springs: 

Fueled by a love of history, painting, literature, vintage clothing and fabrics of all eras, colour and all things aesthetic, Wuthering Hats was envisioned by Cathy Springs as a way to bring traditionally made,  hand-dyed millinery to an appreciative public. Featured in such publications as Romantic Homes Magazine, Victoria Magazine and on television with designer Christopher Llowel, Cathy’s hats are based on authentic period designs and use vintage techniques, materials and silks.

Cathy is a trained painter with a BA in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Humanities.  Her interests are wide and inspiration comes from 19th century antiques, history of all eras but especially the Arts and Crafts,  Japonisme,  and Aesthetic Movement time periods. She is delighted that, thanks to Downton Abbey and the surging Steam Punk movement, there is a heightened awareness and appreciation of the beauties of Victorian and  turn of the 20th century fashions.

Cathy has been a costumer and designer for both San Diego ballet, and privately for those wishing to recreate clothing from the Victorian period up through WWI. She is a published illustrator and has exhibited and curated, along with her husband painter/illustrator Aaron St, John, numerous shows throughout Southern California. Both second generation San Diegans, They live in a house surrounded by an organic and Japanese garden, and keep bees and where Cicero’s quote reigns supreme: “If you have a garden and a library , you have everything you need.” Their only addition to that would be”…and antiques.”

Cathy is currently working on a project which will combine her love of words and literature, haiku, vintage images and philosophy in a single aesthetic ensemble.  Stay tuned…….

 

New Collections hung regularly. 

Literary Steampunk Inspired Montage works by Cathy Springs

POST MORTEM POSTSCRIPTS In-Store PRICE GUIDE

5″ X 7″   $45

6″ X 8″   $52

8″ X 8″ & 8″ X 10″   $58

11″ X 14″  $70

(applicable tax & shipping extra)
 
(Photos are slightly blurred to protect the artists work)

 5″ X 7″   $45

100_1135#1.  IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

 

#2.  THE FLEA (SOLD)

#3.  LOYAL RONINS (SOLD)

 

100_1141#4.  MEN WANTED (SOLD)

 

100_1137#5. ALL THE TRUTH IS PROFOUND

 

#6.  THAT QUEER OLD MAN THE MOON (SOLD)

 

100_1132#7.  HIS STUDIES WERE PURSUED

 

 

6″ X 8″   $52

100_1136#8.  ART CRAFTS FOR AMATEUR ~SOLD

 

 

100_1131#9.  REPELLINGLY INTRICATE

 

100_1133#10.  NEVERMORE ~SOLD

 

100_1140#11.  HOME ~SOLD

 

100_1143#12.  BIG DIRIGIBLE

 

100_1138#13.   WHEELS OF CHANGE ~SOLD

 

100_1142#14.  COMELY CANNIBAL

 

8″ X 10″   $58

100_1139#15.  HAND ON THE HELM

 

100_1144#16.  CONFIDENTIAL DISCLOSURES ~SOLD

 

100_1148#17.  LEGALIZED LYING

 

100_1149#18.  SAYING A GOOD THING

 

100_1150#19.  ALTER SOMEONE’S DRAFT

 

100_1145#20.  CHANGING HIMSELF ~SOLD

 

100_1147#21.  WE ALL  HAVE OUR TIME MACHINES

 

100_1146#22.  A GREAT SUCCESS

 

Jennifer Dodge – SamJenArts

Handmade Starburst Mirrors.  Please contact us if you see a piece here that you are interested in.

***NEW*** In shop Now!!

Indian Summer Handmade Starburst Mirror by Jennifer Dodge

Indian Summer Handmade Starburst Mirror by Jennifer Dodge

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Sparkle & Shine Handmade Starburst Mirror by Jennifer Dodge

Sparkle & Shine Handmade Starburst Mirror by Jennifer Dodge

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27" Sunburst Mirror - Gold, Handmade by Jennifer Dodge

27″ Sunburst Mirror – Gold, Handmade by Jennifer Dodge

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Sunburst on a Stand, Gun Metal Grey & Antique Gold painted, Handmade Sunburst Mirror by Jennifer Dodge

Sunburst on a Stand, Gun Metal Grey & Antique Gold painted, Handmade Sunburst Mirror by Jennifer Dodge

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Other Designs by Jennifer Dodge:

Sunburst & Starbust Mirrors by Jennifer Dodge

Sunburst & Starbust Mirrors by Jennifer Dodge Octopus Starbust Mirror, White, Handmade by Jennifer Dodge

 

 

 

 

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