Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ruth Armitage- Art and Meaning

"Wetland" Watercolor on Yupo, 28"x40"
"What is the meaning of doing art for you?"

For me, making art is a way to communicate. It is better
than using words because for me the images carry deeper,
more personal meaning than words can convey. Colors and
shapes and marks all combine, like poetry or music to make
something that has both meaning and beauty for me. When
a client responds to my art and makes a purchase, I know
I have reached a place inside them, that they can truly hear
my voice, not just my words. Making my art is a way of
putting a little bit of me into the world.

Ruth's website is:
Her blog is:


Teri said...

Katerine---Love the colors in this! And I love: "making my art is a way of putting a little bit of me into the world." I think that is, in some ways, why we do blogs too: to put a little bit of us into the world. Otherwise, why not just write it down in a black journal and never share it? There is a connection that we come to when our blogs and our lives touch others that I really enjoy. I love seeing and reading what others are thinking, feeling and doing. Thanks for sharing this!

layers said...

Ruth is a good friend of mine- what a nice surprise to find her here--

Ruth Armitage said...

Thanks for the nice feature Katherine! I've enjoyed so many of your posts :)

Katherine said...

Love your comment Teri. Yes we are puttinga little bit of ourselves in the world blogging. Actually sometimes it feels like a lot. Thanks for the visit.

Katherine said...

Well I hope it encourages your participation Donna. :^} Thanks for visiting!

Katherine said...

Ruth thank you for participating, I love having your art and words here.