Education 
1975 - 1978 Royal Academy Schools (Post-Graduate Certificate)   
1971-1974  Loughborough College of Art & Design (Dip AD in Fine Art)
1970-1971  Luton School of Art (Foundation Course in Art)
 
  
Teaching  
 1979-2011 Part-time teaching on the BA (Hons) Fine Art Course at University College Falmouth (Formerly Falmouth School of Art)  
 2000-2016Colour Workshops to BA (Hons) Illustration and Textiles Programme (UCF)
1979 onwards Part Time and Visiting Tutor to BA Fine Art Departments to numerous colleges in England and Wales
1978-1979   Junior Fellowship South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
  
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 

Beside The Wave, Falmouth

2014/07

Russell Gallery, London

2013The Art Room, Topsham
2006Artist of the Day, Flowers Central, London
2003Newlyn Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
1997Inaugural Show, Hall for Cornwall, Truro
1995/92/89/85Paton Gallery, London
1984

Plymouth Arts Center, Spacex Gallery, Exeter 

1982Oriel Gallery, Cardiff,King Street Gallery, Bristol
1980New Grafton Gallery, London
  
Some Selected Mixed Exhibitions
2016Short Stories, Gallerie Windkracht13, Den Helder, Holland
2016The Ruth Borchard Collection, The Next Generation, Kings Place Gallery, London
2013/11The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London
2012Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, London
2012The Holburne Portrait Prize, Bath
2011/05/02/00
The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2014 - 2006Mixed Exhibitions Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
2003/00/96 The Hunting Art Prizes, National Art Competition
1997In the Looking Glass, Contemporary Self Porttraits by Women Artists, Usher Gallery, Lincoln 
1989The New British Painting, organised by The Contemporary Art Centre, Cincinatti, then touring to Chicago Public Library Cultural Centre; Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; South Eastern Centre for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan.
1984John Player Portrait Award. National Portrait Gallery TSWA The National Open Art Exhbition. A national exhibition of work selected from an open submission (Prizewinner)
1981Fragments Against Ruin. An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition
1981/77Royal Academy Summer Show
  
Prizes and Awards
2002South West Arts, Major Award (Visual Arts)
1995
John Moores Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery
1984TSWA National Open Art Exhibition, Plymouth City Museum
1980Ellingham Mill/Sealink Open Exhibition
  
Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Arts Council, London
Coopers and Lybrand
Unilever
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
Bankers' Trust
Pentland Industries
Slaughter and May
Robert and Susan Summer, New York and various private collections in the U.K., Europe and U.S.A