RUTH PALMER, Calgary Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement Ruth Palmer is a versatile contemporary artist working and experimenting with various mediums. Her most widely used medium is acrylic, however, digital and computer art is a close second. Oil and occasionally photography also make the list. Her painting covers many different art styles such as abstract, contemporary and traditional still life and landscapes.
I follow nobody's rules. That process works for me. I try to approach my work with an almost child-like naivity and limit outside influences. I'm always experimenting with different styles, subjects, textures and mediums. My art has to be spontaneous and unplanned. Even with commissions, I negotiate to maintain a certain amount of freedom with the subject. Just the process of creation is what drives the passion to paint. I paint because I love it. Its exciting, not knowing what you are going to create from nothing. I just have to let it flow. An artist simply creates.
Faith in God and a passion to use the gift He has given me is all the inspiration I need to create. My subjects are extremely varied. The particular subject has no specific meaning to me, it is the “feeling” which allows the subject to manifest, creating it is own personality and mood.