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To learn more about my artwork go to http://www.ruthsartwork.wordpress.com/ and instagram.com/ruthsartwork

Why do I enjoy creating home portraits? While I have been creating artwork most of my life, I started specializing in architectural and home portraiture almost 30 years ago. It all began when my husband started his own construction company and we couldn't afford someone else to do our publicity work. Since I was the fine artist in the family, the task fell to me. Fortunately, I liked to work in pen and ink with a color overlay and this suited our purposes very well.

I taught myself perspective drawing and then expanded into working with other builders, architects, and realtors. Along the way came commissions for gift portraits, publicity portraits, and family home histories. I began doing juried shows and had work in galleries…

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  • Joined June 23, 2010

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pen and ink with color pastel, watercolor or colored pencil overlay

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About

To learn more about my artwork go to http://www.ruthsartwork.wordpress.com/ and instagram.com/ruthsartwork

Why do I enjoy creating home portraits? While I have been creating artwork most of my life, I started specializing in architectural and home portraiture almost 30 years ago. It all began when my husband started his own construction company and we couldn't afford someone else to do our publicity work. Since I was the fine artist in the family, the task fell to me. Fortunately, I liked to work in pen and ink with a color overlay and this suited our purposes very well.

I taught myself perspective drawing and then expanded into working with other builders, architects, and realtors. Along the way came commissions for gift portraits, publicity portraits, and family home histories. I began doing juried shows and had work in galleries.

A few years ago I was finally able to set up a dedicated art studio instead of just a large table and rolling shelves in the corner of the room. I now get to look out the window at Wild Crane Pond and often see deer, turkey, the occasional fox or coyote, and numerous water birds.

It has been a wonderful experience over the years to be allowed to create lasting memories for so many clients. I have been priviledged to portray so many kinds of homes and buildings and always look forward to the next.

I also have a second etsy account under the name of ruthmarie53.

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