Purple Gallery is under new Ownership March 10 2021

Meet the New Team (March 2021)

Richard Russell
Richard was born in Alvechurch, Worcestershire. He excelled in art at School but his career took a different path.  In his free time, he continued to paint and attended classes so as to cultivate his talent in landscape painting.  Richard is inspired by the natural world and the beautiful countryside that surrounded him throughout his childhood and early adult life.   In his thirties he moved to the Essex Coast.  The big open skies, muddy shorelines and tidal waters that made a lasting impact - echoed in much of his work.  At a crossroads in his life, the ideal opportunity arose in which he could move into a career in Arts.  Richard is now responsible for Purple Gallery’s artistic direction and social networking.

Julia Fourteau

Julia was born in the Philippines and spent a considerable part of her life in Paris.
She helped create an export business in Fashion Jewellery between the Philippines and Europe.

Julia went on to study Medicine and became a Paediatrician, working in the NHS for a number of years. 

Julia is responsible for the administration, sourcing and sales at Purple Gallery.





Previous Ownership (April 2005 – February 2021)


Colin and Jane Carruthers founded Purple Gallery in 2005. 

They transferred ownership of Purple Gallery to Richard and Julia in February 2021 but remain on board as part of the new team at a consultant level into the foreseeable future.