Nora Ruth has been involved in art in some form or another since a child. She lived in Alaska for 21 years and it was there that she turned to art as a serious endeavor. After moving to Texas in 1985, she studied under artists William Henry Earle, Dick Turner, Kay Franklin, Ann Templeton, and Steve Gray. In 1993, she moved to her present home in Greenwood, Arkansas. She studied art as a major at Westark University at Fort Smith, Arkansas and she also studied at North Light School of Art.
Nora is a past member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest and the Dallas Arts and Craftsmen Association. Her work has shown in the juried shows of both associations, as well as regional art exhibitions. She has received numerous awards.
Teaching has been a part of her career for many years. She believes anyone with the desire to learn and the will to work can become an artist. This belief has motivated her to spearhead the founding of art guilds to bring public awareness of fine art and provide education of and teaching in fine art.
Pastels are Nora's medium of choice, but she also loves oils, acrylics and colored pencils. She is an impressionist with a focus on color. She loves to use beautiful colors in interesting places, then add light to make the painting glow. It is also important to give the quality of movement or the impression of seeing the image in reality.
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