about Ruth // bio

Ruth creates abstract and landscape paintings with “radical amazement” -- that is, with a deep sense of wonder and abiding beauty. Her style is at once vivid and subtle, bright and contemplative. 

A relative newcomer to painting, Ruth adopted a regular studio practice in 2020, the year the world cracked apart -- and, paradoxically, the light poured in. 

Previously, Ruth worked primarily with cut paper and is well-regarded for her incisive, inventive layering techniques. Ruth is a well-known ketubah artist and has created over 2,500 Jewish wedding printed and papercut ketubahs. She is also known for her collection of Hebrew- language social-justice-inspired graphic artworks.  

A Bethesda native, Ruth returned to the DC area in 2016 after spending twenty-five years away -- mostly in Berkeley, California and Modiin, Israel. Along the way, she earned degrees in law (JD) and rhetoric (BA) from UC Berkeley, She also spent years as a stay-at-home mom (dual major in profound joy and sisyphean tedium; minor in elaborately-decorated birthday cakes.) 

She works at her home studio in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she resides with a motley crew of dogs, cats, and teenagers.