Ruth was born in Turlock, California in 1954 and grew up in the Bay Area. She earned her B.F.A. in Drawing from C.C.A.C. in Oakland, Ca. in 1987. Ruth has worked in many different mediums as a fine artist. For ten years after graduation she painted and sculpted commercial art work for the amusement park industry while raising her three children. She returned to school to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene, which allowed her to focus more on her fine art. For the past ten years she has been focusing on oil painting.
She is committed to paint what inspires her emotionally and spiritually. Favorite subjects include landscape, still life and figurative works. Her creative energy is spent painting in plein air and in her studio.
Her earliest years were spent on a farm and have influenced many of her choice of subjects and her love for the California Landscape in dramatic light situations.
Ruth works three days per week as a registered dental hygienist in Santa Cruz, Ca and devotes the rest of her time to creating and selling her art.
Venues: Venture Gallery at the Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey, Ca., Art Of Santa Cruz, Capitola, Ca., 17th Ave Studios, Santa Cruz, Ca., Wild Rose Art Supply, Watsonville, Ca. Westside Feed, Santa Cruz, Ca. The Santa Cruz Open Studio Art Tour. First three weekends in October.
Her studio address is 980 17th Ave. Bldg. #3, Santa Cruz, Ca 95062. Studio Hours for the public are by Appointment. (831) 359-2491
She is a member of the California Art Club, MBPAPA, PVAC and The Carmel Art Association. web: ruthcarrolice.com