Painting with Ruthie

Painting with Ruthie

Hello Dear Art Lover!

My name is Ruth Ruhnke and I have been creating original visual images from the time I was old enough to grab a pencil and paper. I'm pretty sure I was born with a paintbrush in hand! Originally from Glenview, IL I grew up in Mount Prospect and spent as much time as I could while in school in the Art classroom. For me there was my creative work and nothing else mattered I always had my art blinders on.

I am blessed to have studied at the Art Institute of Chicago SAIC as well as the American Academy of Art. I have spent time on stages learning performance Art at The Second City Training Center in Chicago and other private acting lessons for Improv and Standup Comedy. I am an artist of stage as well as of the canvas.

My professional career as a visual artist began in 1998 when I started working as a Caricature artist for Fasen Arts at 6 Flags Great America theme parks. I have sold original Visual Artwork through eBay internationally. I have been a featured artist in Lake Geneva, WI boutiques, Crystal Lake IL and Barrington IL. Collectors have described my artwork as 'Joyful Visual Creations' and I'm always happy to hear from my collectors who sometimes become friends!

I have an Art studio in Illinois and also a second home away from home studio in Edmonton Alberta. My goal is to become a permanent resident of Canada where my son and husband live. Your SUPPORT helps us to reach our GOAL ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

I'm available for One on One Teaching and demonstration as well as LIVE Painting Events where we create a unique visual image on canvas together. You may find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Gratefully Yours!

Ruth Ruhnke