Kathy Ruck is a painter based mostly in Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Chester County — because the locals will proudly inform you — is “Wyeth County” and Ruck finds inspiration not solely within the work of the Wyeth household, however within the countryside through which additionally they discovered lots of their topics.
Numerous her items are dramatically horizontal, even “cinematic” of their side ratio, a format that I discover interesting and one that’s nicely suited to her topics.
I significantly get pleasure from her portrayals of outdated timber with fascinating shapes and many character, and her use of texture and worth.
Ruck works in watercolor and ocassionally gouache and is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.
She can be a member of the “The Studio Group”, a gaggle of girls artists who preserve and exhibit within the Howard Pyle Studio, the place influential painter, instructor and illustrator Howard Pyle labored and instructed lots of America’s most revered illustrators, together with N.C. Wyeth.
It was at a gallery opening on the studio that I had an opportunity to speak along with her briefly and the place I’ve seen various her originals over time.
Ruck’s website options galleries of originals, smaller works, and prints.