Ruth is an artist who teaches and a teacher who writes.

DesignerRuth
A graphic designer by trade, I enjoy laying out letters, brochures and newsletters. Vector art in Illustrator is a joy. InDesign is the only way to go with multi-paged documents. I couldn’t live without PhotoShop each day. I love paper and the smell of ink. My dream is to design stationery and note cards.

Artist
My Bachelor degree is from University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Performance; Visual Arts with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting.  I have been doing art since I was a young child. Occasionally I enter an art show. Sometimes I get accepted. I have even won best of category in Mixed Media. But that isn’t why I create art. My passion is to create what I call “Faith Art”. At UTD I learned to take a concept and find a way to express it visually. I do that with my faith. Then, I love to teach.

Teacher
Encouraged by a friend to teach, I started teaching classes the summer of 2013. I currently teach watercolor, painting, and drawing.  When my boys were young I taught Art and Art History for two years as a volunteer in their schools in California and Texas. At various times and churches I have developed and participated in what I call “Art Ministry”. This includes a year that I mentored and taught art classes at a homeless shelter in Dallas.

Writer
The best I can tell, I picked up the writing bug from my father. Writing seems to run in my family compelling me to use this gift as much as possible. I am a published Haiku poet who finds great satisfaction in devotional writing. On a practical level I write “how to” articles about the things I love to do and the questions I hear most often on my job as a graphic designer. I aspire to write art reviews and articles on faith, art and culture.

Photographer
I consider myself “a student” in photography. Most of my art is photography based, thus my work as a photographer is preparation as an artist. If you are interested in having a portrait session, contact me by email. I am always looking for people who will let me get close to them with a camera and am currently working on a faith art series where I am looking for people to help me interpret the scriptures visually in a modern context.

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