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Jemez Fine Arts Gallery


Artist Statement

The common thread of my art work is the subject of nature from a simple brush painting of a dragonfly or an oil painting of an aspen forest or ocean waves, The gallery pages on this website are organized by subject.

I began my interest in painting with Japanese brush painting, or sumi-e. I studied this art form for a number of years, and taught it for many more. Sumi-e teaches one discipline in not only skill and technique, but also fosters a deep connection to subject. I enjoy using these traditional techniques and subjects not only in paintings on paper, but also in painting with acrylic on canvas or linen, and on pottery using clay slips. These images generally reflect nature close-up.

In the studio I create more abstracted images of landscapes, florals and non-objective work in bright acrylic colors. In addition to this, I also work very often paint en plein air, or directly from nature. .

All paintings and images on this site are for sale and can be purchased from the artist. All images are the property of Ruth Marcanti and may not be copied, recreated, or used for profit without the expressed written consent of Ruth Marcanti.

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