Ridgers was born on the South Coast of England in September of 1968 and has recently moved back after spending 20 years in America where she had been working as a full time professional artist since 2000. She spent the majority of her time in the USA, in Arizona, where she learned to paint. Since her early days studying with two prominent contemporary artists (R.Clearwater and S Jacobs), she has continued on as a primarily self- taught artist, developing her own unique methods and process for her paintings. She still finds that the rich colours and drastic scenery of the desert influence her work and now finds a harmonious balance brought about by her new surroundings near the sea. She works predominantly with acrylics accented with a range of mediums and techniques that in their contradiction create a complimentary, uniquely fresh look.
Ridgers multi- media works have been described as a fusion of organic palette, natural elements and inner meditations. Her art can be found in both corporate and private collections in both Europe and The United States. The subject matter of her paintings range from her bold minimalist representations to vivid and earthy abstracted landscapes.
While continuing to work with all of her existing collectors and galleries back in the USA, Ridgers is very excited to have her work more widely available in the UK and Europe.