Ruth was born in Detroit, Michigan and comes from an artistic family; her great grandfather, grandfather and mother were all professional artists. She has been creating art since her first memories and has continued throughout her life. Ruth has experimented with many mediums including pottery, oil painting, watercolor, life drawing, jewelry making, basket weaving and loom weaving.
Ruth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and almost completed a second degree in the fine arts while working and raising her two daughters. Since retiring from 35 years of nursing, Ruth has been creating art full time. Currently working as a full time printmaker, she has been accepted to exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Ruth’s art is a reflection of her love of the outdoors and nature; her interests include hiking, camping, scuba diving, canoeing and traveling. Nearly all her prints showcase her passion for animals, the outdoors, and her unique sense of humor.
She has also been using her artistic abilities to give back to the community, including teaching art classes at a local nursing home and volunteering at Reach Art Studio. Ruth has also donated numerous prints to non-profit organizations to raise money at charitable events and art equipment to schools that are in need. In 2011, she was a member of the Baren Art group that used their prints to raise money for Japan after the Tohoku tsunami. Ruth loves to donate her time and energy towards helping make her community, and the world, a better and more beautiful place.
Blue Bird of Happiness