Ruaridh Lever-Hogg is an artist born and raised in the Highlands. He attended Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art alongside a Masters in Fine Art & Humanities. He ran workshops to teach art to the Deaf communities and Deaf organisations as well as in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

He was a participant in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge 2017, overcoming the barriers that exist in communication between Deaf and hearing people.

More recently, his work over the past year has involved using tartan fabric as his canvas for oil paintings of people and animals. He blends his subjects into the background of the tartan revealing the individuality of his subjects.

Currently, he is a researcher for BBC2 SeeHear, a monthly magazine TV programme for the Deaf Community, highlighting the latest issues. He also is a freelance video producer/filmmaker and freelance artist for the funding project and exhibitor.