Lesley Ruda


BFA, St. Martin's School of Art, London



Fine art, painted furniture and murals
Over 25 years' collaboration with interior designers, architects and individual clients. Works commissioned and privately purchased in London, New York, Geneva, Sydney and San Francisco. Projects undertaken for museums, architects, interior designers and designer showrooms.

Corporate Murals
The National Archives, Kew, UK.
Brown & Toland Medical Group, San Francisco.
Global Fund for Women, San Francisco.
Oritalia, San Francisco.

Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA.
Private collectors London, New York, San Francisco, Cape Town, Sydney, Geneva.

Bauer Interior Design, Charlie Barnett Associates, Randall Koll, Franco Lacayo, Arthur McLaughlin and Associates, Aston Pereira and Associates, Sasaki Associates, (San Francisco); Viviene Virani (Menlo Park); Gordana Pavlovic (Palo Alto); Julie Lanterman (Hillsborough); Kaki Shield (Sonoma); Robert Truax Associates (Sebastopol); Hala Traboulsi (Santa Rosa); Connie Buckner (Calistoga); Benita McConnell (Tiburon).

Retail Stores and Showrooms
Shears & Window, Wilkes Bashford (San Francisco); Kirk Brummel (Chicago); Jack Pesarcyk and Associates (Scottsdale, AZ); St. Dizier Design (Healdsburg, CA); Showplace North (St. Helena, CA).

Group Shows:
The Lab, San Francisco.
Terrain Gallery, San Francisco.
New Langton Arts, San Francisco.
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco.
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco.
Visual Aids, San Francisco.
Plate and Palette, Berkeley.
Triumphant Trompe l'Oeil, New York.

Freelance illustration and cartoons
1996   Set design commission for Holly Hughes' performance at Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
1993   Cover illustration for The Case of the Not So Nice Nurse, Cleis Press, San Francisco.
1990   Whino Survival, cartoon book for the Zimbabwe Department of Health, Harare.
1977-1990   Cartoons for various national magazines and books in the UK, including New Statesman, Spare Rib, Feminist Review, Women's Review, Cosmopolitan, Honey, Sourcream and publications by British Film Institute, National Union of Public Employees, Trades Union Council, Harraps, Croom Helm Publishers, Sheba Feminist Press.

1996   Damn Fine Art by Cherry Smith, pub. Cassell.
           Period Living and Traditional Homes by Lesley Hoskins
           Oakland Tribune by Jolene Thym
           Renovation Style by Liz Seymour
           Metropolitan Home by Diane Dorrans Saeks
1994  San Francisco Chronicle by Diane Dorrans Saeks
1991  Paintwise pub. Pyramid Books, Painting Furniture pub. Pantheon Books, by Jocasta Innes.