Date: Wednesday May 2, 2012 - Sunday June 10, 2012
Location: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery
Ruth Wilson’s paintings are often called “atmospheric” as she paints in the wet method, preferring the many soft edges and arranging the hard edges where necessary. In this exhibit, most of the work is painted plein air, captured on her many “paintouts” in their beautiful surroundings at 9000 feet where she now resides in Colorado.
Wilson moved to Colorado in 2010 after receiving many accolades for her work and teaching on the east coast. She was a selected member to the prestigious New Jersey Watercolor Society, The American Artists Professional League, and The Garden State Watercolor Society. Her work can be found in many public and private collections.
Art is an emotional feeling that must surface in order to be fulfilled and she often spends days, even months, thinking about many of her works, especially her larger pieces. She loves trees and water, and on location, she tries to capture the first emotion that is felt when viewing the scene. She works out her ideas first before she “plunges in”, often finishing at another time or in the studio. She started in oil and acrylics, but her training is in watercolor, her first love. She cannot imagine her life without painting.
Ruth is the recipient of over 100 awards, including the Lovell Memorial Award from the National Art Club in New York, the Silver Brush and Impact Images Award from the Garden State Watercolor Society.