Ruth Armitage

Ruth Armitage

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Ruth Armitage Studios

Oregon City, Oregon, USA

By Appointment

Upcoming Workshops


  • May 29 – June 1: Added by Popular Demand! Bridge to Abstraction at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon. 2 spots left! Click here to register.

  • June 9 – 11: ABC’s of Abstraction – Acrylic at Astoria Art Lofts, Astoria, Oregon. Click here to register.

  • October 23 – 26, Abstracting from Nature at Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon. Click here to register.

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5 Ways to Cultivate Focus in Your Art

Most serious Artists and Collectors agree that focus is important for an artist's body of work. Focus provides continuity from one painting to the next, and allows the work to hang together when presented en masse. But how does one go about creating a focus in their...

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Patience and Fulfillment for Artists

I love this quote by Mary Oliver about patience and fulfillment, shared by one of my students in last week's ABC's of Abstraction workshop. I think adult learners often forget the years of practice that art-making entails. "The hour of fulfillment is buried in years...

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I Dream of Art Supplies

Art supplies are magic. They can make even the most unimaginative artist want to pull up the nearest easel and start creating. Like the smell of a new box of crayons at the beginning of the school year, new art supplies really stir my soul.

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