Ruth Murdoch

Scenic Art

Student Information


Ruth is a dedicated Scenic artist who has freelanced in both theatre and film over the past 3 years. She has learned a lot working with fellow scenics in and out of RCS and thrives on the challenges this unique job brings. She is excited to see what new opportunities come her way after graduating and can’t wait to learn some more.  



  • Drawing and scaling
  • Colour mixing
  • Ageing and distressing
  • Faux Finishes
  • Illustration
  • Print making
  • Wallpapering
  • Wood staining
  • Tromp L’oeil
  • Portraiture
  • Fabric Distressing
  • 3D Texturing
  • HVLP Spray Gun
  • Working at Height
  • Cover ups
  • Cloth painting
  • Ssculpting and carving
  • Costume painting

Work Experience:


Scenic Painter,  G1 Scenery, June 2023

Scenic Artist, Ghost Hunters (Pretty Scenic), May 2023

Scenic Artist, Is That You Santa (MacRoberts Centre), November 2021

Scenic Artist,  Les Infants (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), October 2021



Scenic Artist, Attempts On Her Life 

Head Scenic Artist, Merrily We Roll Along

Scenic Artist, Takin’ Over The Asylum

Scenic Artist, Sweeney Todd – Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Scenic Artist, Flight

Scenic Artist, Hansel und Gretel 

Scenic Artist, Speculator


Is That You Santa?

Danny DeVito Portrait




Trompe L'oeil project