Exhibitionists: Josh Rufford

Josh Rufford likes to draw, paint and animate using pens, ink, acrylic, watercolours and any kind of found objects to create interesting visual compositions. He currently works as a graphic designer by day and freelance illustrator/animator by night. He likes coffee, skateboarding, hot chips and beer. Here is a sample of the work that he does. 

1.) Who are your top 3 artistic influencers?

I don’t think I could narrow it down to just three! But here is a shortened list of influencers I’m current stoking on:

Oliver Jeffers, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Anouck Boisrobert & Louis Rigaud, Reg Mombassa, Jeff Raglus, Tim Fite, Michael Sieben  

2.) Where do you create your art?

My wife and I currently live in a one bedroom apartment and we are both illustrators/art makers, so we converted the bedroom into a studio and we sleep in the study/sunroom. We’re little so it’s comfy for us!

3.) How much time do you typically spend on each piece?

As long as I feel like unless it is needed for a deadline like an exhibition or a commission. Some pieces never feel finished and some are done in 30 seconds and need nothing else. 

4.) What mediums do you work in?

Mostly pen & ink, acrylic paints, watercolours, little bits of reclaimed timbers, and any interesting offcuts or scraps I find lying around. 

5.) Do you have any advice for young artists? 

Draw lots and make things with your hands.  


For more from Rufford: 

Website: www.ruffoart.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Ruffo-Art/115594955160819

Instagram: http://instagram.com/joshrufford 

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