Rue Stanley was born in London sometime in the sixties and grew up in Wimbledon, moving to Surrey 30 years ago. After a successful career in information technology, Rue decided to focus on developing her artistic practice. She kickstarted her development with an experimental mixed media course at a local arts college. In 2018, Rue set up her own experimental art group to expand opportunities for experiment and collaboration. This group met weekly till summer 2019. In 2019, Rue started to exhibit locally and has had 5 successful exhibitions at Denbies in Dorking. Rue is building her new studio in the garden which will be open for the first time with Surrey Open Studios in 2021.