Embracing art since childhood, Ruth has spent her last twenty eight years painting and photographing the beauty of the Mother Lode. Ruth's loose and fanciful style becomes visible in her watercolors, acrylics, oils and mixed medium pieces, some of which contain recycled objects.
In the past two years, her artistic endeavors have been recognized with an award of excellence from Sacramento Fine Arts Gallery for her piece, "A Close Knit Village." SFAC also awarded her the Olive Schmid Memorial Award for "Spring at the Old Homestead." Other prizes included multiple awards at the 2013 and 2014 Frog Jump Professional art show and others at the juried Mother Lode Art Show. A bronze plaque from Windsor-Newton Company in New York for her excellence in watercolor as well as the Florence Ferraro Award for "The Tea Party."
Ruth was the first artist to wine the Ironstone Obsession poster contest twice with "A Romp in the Dills" and "Truckin' Dills." Her exceptional talent also extended to nine pieces juried into the KVIE live auction. generously donated.
Memberships include Art On Main in Murphys, Calaveras Arts Council. The Golden Palette, Arts of Bear Valley, Sacramento Fine Arts Gallery, Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons, and Northern CA Artists. Her work may be seen at Townhall Arts in Copperoplis, Murphy's Grill. The Window Gallery in Arnold and her Arnold Studio.