Ruth Allen

1. I'm a freelance illustrator, writer and artist from the UK, working primarily in the field of travel and adventure illustration. I specialise in mixed media work (typically photo, acrylic + digital) with a focus on the relationship between people and their surroundings.

2. I'm also a keen mountaineer, trainee outdoor therapist, and can be found writing about the outdoors when I'm not climbing mountains. You can find my mountain exploits @theslowmountaincompany on Instagram and

3. In the spaces between I'm a small business mentor/coach, alpaca farm-hand, recovering geologist and higher education academic advisor and consultant. 

If you would like to work with me in any of the areas above then just drop me an email. or why not challenge me into doing something new...I'm easily persuaded!


Selected creative clients:

Ernest Journal

Lodestars Anthology

The Canal and River Trust

Lets Explore Magazine

Fable & Folk

Cordella Magazine

Tales Magazine

Nieves Glasgow

Visual Strands