Ruth is a Canadian Artist, Muralist and Teacher and has worked at her profession for over 17 years. Ruth has studied with numerous professional artists through workshops and has mastered working with watercolour, acrylic, oil, graphite, soft pastel and airbrush. As a diversified artist Ruth receives varied commissions including custom murals, paintings and portraiture. Ruth has also found a niche restoring public murals around Ontario.
Ruth’s personal work most often is landscape based inspired by plein air painting and photography. Plein air landscape painting involves two of Ruth’s favourite things: being outdoors and painting “it doesn’t get any better than that”.
Ruth teaches art to children and adults through workshops and outreach programs into local schools.
Ruth has been involved with Quest Art School + Gallery in Midland since its early beginnings (2003) and has been instrumental in helping it reach its stature as a central cultural hub in North Simcoe.
In 2017 Ruth undertook her largest mural project to date: North Simcoe Canada’s 150 Mural Project, 4 murals, 4 communities coming together to mark the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation.
December 2017 Ruth’s plein air paintings were in an Episode of Murdoch Mysteries (Ep. 1108) including the character of Tom Thomson.
Ruth works as the Artistic Coordinator for the Tourism Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail which brings barn owners and murals of quilts together to create a rural trail celebrating agriculture, heritage and the beautiful countryside of Simcoe County.