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.
currently on exhibit
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