Hello!

I'm Ruth - Artist, Teacher, Juror

I’m glad you’re here. I offer original artwork, online classes, and (when possible) in-person workshops. I think you’ll like what you see. Take a look around my corner of the web, keep in touch, and let me know how I can make your life more beautiful.

– Artist Ruth

About MeBlog

“Ruth has so much to offer in many different aspects of creating artwork. She is approachable and respectful. She ranks well among the other excellent classes I have taken.  Ruth is decisive and thoughtful with her answers. Her ability to be personal and honest yet gentle are commendable. The class was worth my time and money and I have come away with many ideas, both theoretical and practical to work with.”

Lisa

Join me for Summer Art Camp August 3 - 10 2024

Join me in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge for a week of intensive painting with supportive advice, stimulating warm-ups and individual attention.

You’ll love the camaraderie of the other workshop participants in concurrently running workshops. The esate offers drop dead gorgeous views, simple lodging, delicious food, pool, tennis court and long walks in nature during the off hours.

Registration opens March 1 – Don’t delay: this workshop is limited to 12 participants and will fill quickly!

 

 

Newest Blog Posts

A Love Letter to Yourself

A Love Letter to Yourself

Do you ever write a love letter to yourself? I always enjoy receiving comments on this blog but I really write to help myself remember. Writing this blog has been last on my list recently, but I always appreciate looking back at what I was thinking as I create, and I...

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The inner critic and newly minted work

The inner critic and newly minted work

The inner critic can keep us from doing our best work if we let it. Successful creatives find a way to work around it. I had a conversation with a writer friend last night that reinforced my belief that writing and painting share many commonalities. He has been...

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Studying Notan

Studying Notan

Studying Notan will help you create better paintings. Whether you want to prepare for a painting workshop in Umbria or just for an afternoon painting in your local park, notan will help you simplify and test your composition or design.

What is notan?

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