Ruth has taught in the philosophy and humanities departments at York University in Toronto, Canada. She has also worked with autistic and emotionally disturbed children, through the Mellon Foundation in New York, and as a research fellow at Seattle's University Hospital. Ruth credits these periods in her life, as well as her time spent as director of a private school in early education, as being very influential to her artistic work.
"I'm fascinated by the freedom of children before they develop an inner critic. My best work is an interaction with my excitement for life -- my sense of being alive -- projected through color and free movement. Painting allows me to experience the thrill of creation. Even a single line of red is something new. I'm very affected by the world. My paintings aren't just art. They're emotion, reflecting both visible and unseen energy."
Ruth's artwork has been featured throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as in shows in New York where she now resides. If you would like to contact her personally, or to schedule a public or private showing of her paintings, just send an email.
To view some examples of her work, please access the links below.