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I was born and raised in Eastern West Virginia. I went to art school and took classes to become an artist at the University of New Mexico. Later after we moved from New Mexico back to Texas I took more classes to further my education in art. I studied with Professional artist Joseph (Jerry) Yarnell with Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Art. I studied with Professional artist Quinten Gregory with his tapes and books.
The love I have for nature and capturing its colors and textures on canvas is a challenge I love to tackle and the passion I have for painting is evident in the finished product. Painting is an all encompassing personal experience as well as source of communication. Painting is not what you see, but what you know and feel about the subject that you are visualizing at the time.
I also do photography, Ruth Housley Photography and you can view my photos on Ruth-Housley.artistwebsite.com at FineArtAmerica.com.