Ruth Andre, Sutter Creek, CA Member Since October 2010 Artist Statement Ruth Andre
Ruth became inspired by the western lifestyle while growing up in a beautiful California valley. As a young woman, she studied art and design at California State University, Long Beach and printmaking at Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design Los Angeles. Upon graduation, Ruth became an independent artist’s representative, representing painters and photographers, in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. In 1992 Ruth took her first painting workshop with Maurice Larioux in Santa Fe and became hooked on painting.
Painting has been a lifelong dream of mine. It is glorious to enter my studio each day and take brush in hand and create! My desire is for the viewer to feel as if he were just a step away, as if he could reach out and be a part of the world that I paint”.
Ruth has participated in numerous western art shows across the country. Most recently she has participated in the Yellowstone Art Museum annual art auction in Billings, Montana, the Cowboy Classics 2010 show in Phoenix, Arizona, the American Quarter Horse Museum show in Amarillo, Texas and the Dog and Pony Show at the Brandon Michael Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ruth lives with her husband in a small valley in Northern California reminiscent of the old western way of life.