Ruth Lawlor

Ruth Lawlor - Painter

A graduate of Wichita State University, in Kansas, Ruth holds a Master of Arts in Education. After many years of teaching art in public schools and universities she is now a full time artist exhibiting her work in several states and private and corporate collections. Ruth lives and maintains a studio at her home with her husband on Beaver Lake near Garfield, Arkansas.

The first time I saw saw a black and white painting, it resonated with me; it seemed modern, bold and uncluttered. I appreciated the simplicity and continue to remain partial to a monochromatic palette. The strong contrast of black and white eliminates distractions and brings clarity to the formal elements of design.

The phrase ‘less is more’ rings true for me. When I create, I think in terms of purity of design. The elimination of unnecessary distractions leads me to rely on line and shape as primary communication tools. I am always thinking about how to make use of design to express an idea.

Design is what makes a piece eye-catching and dynamic, or calm and soothing.

Ruth Lawlor - Painter

currently on exhibit


Acrylic on canvas
24 in x 36 in


Acrylic on canvas
18 in x 24 in

On the Square

Acrylic on canvas
36 in x 36 in

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