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.”


Blame It on the Moon

Waterstone Gallery

124 NW 9th Ave

Portland, OR

April 3 – 28

Artist’s Reception: First Thursday April 4, 5-8 pm

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: only 3 spaces left!

Newest Blog Posts

Don’t Pancake

Don’t Pancake

Don’t Pancake or Don’t Panic! Getting ready for a solo show is just beginning when you finish the artwork. Task list and Save the Date!

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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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