Ruth Armitage

Ruth Armitage

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Ruth Armitage Studios

Oregon City, Oregon, USA

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Upcoming Workshops


  • ABC’s of Abstraction with Ruth Armitage – Portland, Oregon, September 8th, 9th & 10th, 2016 – Register below

  • Cold Wax and Oil Painting with Ruth Armitage   – 5 day retreat in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge – July 31 – August 6, 2016:

    Registration opens April 2

    visit: Creative Arts Community.org  for registration details

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Flotsam and Jetsam – Maui Workshop Announcement

My newest painting has a tumultuous feeling, just like world events lately. In an unusual turn of events, I changed the title to ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ at the end of the process. “I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events with surround him.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Holiday – Oil and Wax Abstract

I wanted a way for visitors to the Street of Dreams to sign up for my email list, and an incentive. So, I decided to run this giveaway on my website. And why limit the giveaway to attendees of the Street of Dreams? I say, anyone can enter!

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Stairway to Heaven Oil and Wax

“You can’t look at the top of the staircase and want to be there. You have to look at the step directly ahead of you and ask yourself, “How do I climb that step?” – Patrick Wilson

I wanted to use an s shaped composition to portray a winding route, or stairway. I really love the warm and cool contrasts in this piece. Additionally, the painting came together relatively quickly , which probably makes me love it more!

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