Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Artists that inspire me: Ruth Shively

Today's artist is from Portland in the United States. She got her bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Nebraska.

Her favorite materials are oil paint, pencils and charcoal.

I LOVE this picture! The expression on the girl's face, her posture, .... So well done!

She is fascinated with people and the story from their faces ....

Therefore her work focuses on portraiture and figures in landscapes.

I like how part of her paintings always seem a bit blurry and vague

There's not so much information I can find about her on the net. She has a blog, but her last post is from 2012.

She does have a Facebookpage, and is on Pinterest, Etsy and Flickr.

If you want to see more of her work, have a look at her website. Lots more pictures there! Hope you enjoy her art as much as I do.

Thanks so much for visiting! And don't forget: it's only a few more days that you can sign up for the Etsy-promotion (where did April go!?). Go ahead, just do it! Here! There are 26 people on there already!

I'll be back on Friday for the Paint Party. Hope to see you then! ♥


  1. Ja prachtige portretten.... Ik zou willen dat ik dat ook zo kon, maar dat kan ik dus niet hahaha. Oh ja en poetsen kan ik ook voor geen meter. :-) Reminds me of the quote: "A clean house is a sign of a wasted life".
    Bedankt voor je bezoekje aan mijn blog en voor je altijd leuke reacties!!

  2. I for sure am going to check her out, her work looks amazing, thanks for putting us on to her.\\


  3. Thanks for sharing the wonderful paintings.
    You askes in your lovely comment if the girls are stamps. Yes they are from Zettiology, here is the shop
    Have a nice day,
    hugs Anja

  4. Her art is really stunning and thought provoking. They all seem a little unfinished, maybe symbolic of life, undetermined and incomplete...never knowing where things will lead.

  5. thank you for sharing a wonderful artist with us.
    i love the second one, the expression is fab!

  6. Oh yes! These were really lovely! something dramatic.. and I like that! :)

  7. these are great, thanks for sharing!


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