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Ruth, born and raised in Utah, has acquired a love and passion for the beauty of this state and its unique diversity. She began painting in high school and continued her education with a Composite Art Major at BYU. She is also a certified secondary art teacher and taught two years at Olympus High School and one year at a private girls' school in Hawaii. She has taught at ITT Technical Institute. She has also taught painting at UVSC and is currently teaching basic art principles at LDS Business College in SLC, UT.
She has studied with several local and national artists including: Frederick Wong, Carl Purcell, Osral Allred, L'Deanne Trueblood, Don Andrews, and Alex Powers.
She has been in several shows including: American Mothers, Utah 86, Springville Women's Show and April Salons. Also is a signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society and has won several awards including two Best of Show, ISA shows including one Best of Show, Deseret News shows, Utah State Fair, and Ching Hai Oriental shows.
Ruth was a finalist in THE ARTISTS's national magazine competion in 1992 and again in 1999 in the Experimental category. And was Art and Soup poster artist in 1992.
Ruth paints in mostly oils. Her main interest in painting is the communicate and spiritual nature of beauty around us and our connection to it. If we connect spiritually with Heaven and Earth and honor that connection, there is healing and peace in our thoughts, emotions, and in our lives.
Ruth's painting reflect, in part, her journey through life. Sometimes they convey confusion and struggle and sometimes peace and harmony. As an artist, she feels that as she creates peace through art, human hearts communicate and can be lifted to a better place; sometimes transported to a place of energy, peace and healing.
- Brigham Young University - B. A. Degree Composite Fine Art Commercial Art and Interior Design Major and teaching certification
- Salt Lake Community College - Associate Degree in Commercial Art
- Snow College - Various artists workshops with local and national artists.
Awards and Citations:
- 2001 Member of Co-op Lamplight Art Gallery, Bountiful, Utah
Rocky Mountain Gallery, Holladay, Utah
LeConte Stewart Art Competion - First Place
- 2000 Awarded Signature member Utah Watercolor Society
- 1999 Springville Salon - private purchase
The Artist Magazine Experimental Category Finalist, "Windows"
Utah Arts Council Traveling exhibit, "Heaven and Earth"
- 1997 Utah Watercolor Society - Award of Merit, "Evening Shades"
- 1996 Art Instructor - Bountiful Davis Art Center
Intermountain Society of Artists Spring Art Show - First Place
Utah Watercolor Society Miniature Show
Award of Excellence, " Sentinels"
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Show
LeConte Stewart - First Place
Springville Religious Art of Utah Show
Rock Barn Gallery
Bountiful Davis Art Center
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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