Ruby Purple

Abstract Painter & Wearable Art Creator

Artist Background


Ruby Purple is an abstract painter & wearable art creator based in Brisbane. Conceptually, her art practice interprets the 'Preservation of our Environment' where she explores the elemental and emotional impacts to humanity and our natural world by capturing the fragility and strength of nature and its ever-changing balance. As a result, her work expresses a simple beauty, and a luminous transcendence, the same way the elements of nature come together to captivate the human spirit and allow us to wonder at nature’s splendour. She aims to preserve this transient beauty in her works.

Ruby exhibits and is featured in publications locally, nationally and internationally. She is primarily a self-taught artist with studies in Graphic Design and Interior Decorating. Ruby has been a finalist in the Lethbridge 10 000, Rotary Art Spectacular, Contemporary Art Awards and the Brisbane Art Prize along with selection as one of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art held in France.

She extends her creativity by offering wearable art where she designs bespoke pieces and Vegan-friendly scarves made of fabrics displaying her transposed artworks. She also provides a licensing service allowing designers the use of her artwork images.

Available Artwork

Connections 9 – Aussie Connections
  • Oil | 60 x 50 cm
Connections 6
  • Oil | 90 x 60 cm
Connections 12b
  • Acrylic | 75cm x 50cm

Artist Details


  • Growing Your Business (2017)
  • Tax Essentials for Small Business (2016)
  • Professional Development for Artists (2015)
  • Private Art Tuition (2009 – 2012)
  • Graduate Certificate Injury Management & Counselling, Griffith University (2005)
  • Graphic Design/Visual Communication, Design College Australia(2002)


  • Flying Arts Accredited Member (2011 - current)
  • Group & Solo Exhibition Curator (2011 - current)
  • Volunteer Gallery Assistant (2011 - 2015)
  • Volunteer at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery
  • Communications & Multimedia officer
  • 'All Are One' COSSAG Non-acquisitive Art Prize & Winter Exhibition 2017, Finalist (2017)
  • Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Online Finalist (2017)
  • Rotary Art Spectacular, Finalist (2017)
  • Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist (2016)
  • Brisbane Art Prize,  Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Finalist (2016)
  • Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Arts & Culture Award (2016)
  • ArtTour International Award, Arts Lover 2016, Francesco & Salvatore Russo Italy (2016)
  • COSSAG Winter Exhibition Cathedral of St Stephens, Francis Rush Centre Brisbane, Finalist (2016)
  • Brisbane Art Prize, Lightspace Fortitude Valley Brisbane, Finalist (2015)
  • Art Tour International, Best of International Arts, Art Basel Miami USA (2015)
  • Urban Smart Projects, Brisbane, Finalist (2011)
  • Sandgate Guide (August 2017)
  • Artist Palette, Feature Artist Issue 148 (July - August 2016)
  • Art Tour International, 'Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art' (May 2016)
  • Art Tour International 'Best of Contemporary Art Winter Issue 2015' (2015)
  • Artist Palette (December 2015)
  • Cathedral of St Stephens (COSSAG) CBD Brisbane - Mural
  • La Belle Vigneronne, Montagnac, France
  • Traffic Signal Box - Boondall Brisbane - Urban Smart Projects
  • International Cultural Arts Federation Artist (ICAF), South Korea & New York (2017)
  • Manhattan Arts International, Manhattan USA (December 2016)
  • Art Tour International, Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, Montagnac France (May 2016)
  • Invited to be represented by Emotions of the World Gallery, Italy (2016)
  • Art Tour International, Red Dot Art Fair Art Basel, Miami USA (2015)
  • Manhattan Arts International, Artist Showcase Exhibitor (January 2015)
  • Invited to be represented by Agora Gallery, New York USA (December 2013)
  • West Chapel Crematorium, Holland Park Qld (August 2017)
  • Cathedral of St Stephens, Francis Rush Centre, Brisbane & Catholic University Qld (2017)
  • Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane Qld (May 2017)
  • Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy Vic (December 2016)
  • Graydon Gallery, New Farm Qld (November 2016)
  • Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley Qld (August 2016)
  • Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe Qld  (July – August 2016)
  • Cathedral of St Stephens, COSSAG Brisbane CBD & Catholic University Qld (2016)
  • Art Tour International, Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, Montagnac France (2016)
  • 'Peace & Quiet', State Library Southbank, Qld (November 2015 - February 2016)

Want to see more from Ruby Purple?

Interested in Buying?


Ruby Purple has elected for any purchases to be made through Aspire Gallery.

If you are interested in viewing or purchasing a piece or for further details you should contact:


phone: (07) 3368 1514

**please note that any purchases may incur an additional cost for packaging and posting**



Ruby would love to commission an individually tailored artwork for you and also provides a licensing service allowing designers the use of her artwork images.

To get the ball rolling on a commission or licensing service, you can contact Ruby on:


phone: 0417 195 409

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