Ruth Greenlaw

Painter, Mixed Media Artist, & Print Maker

“Plants, birds, insects, landscapes and people are my subjects. I use watercolours, pastels, drawing and printmaking. The possibilities are endless.” 

erRuth was born and grew up in Ontario and has returned after living in other communities. She has studied art at university and in workshops and classes. Since returning to Ontario eleven years ago she has joined several artist groups and has won awards in juried shows.

Ruth enjoys using pastel, watercolour, printmaking and various drawing media, expressing herself in line and in colour. She loves using various papers, such as coloured sandpaper for pastels or thin oriental papers layered together for etchings and drawings. Ruth’s subject matter is based in nature, whether it is a landscape, a still life with flowers or an exploration of the leaves and roots of a plant. As well, she draws the human form, using life drawing to sharpen her skills.

Ruth experiments with various materials and subject matter, feeling that art offers endless possibilities for self-expression.

Ruth is a Resident Artist at the Scugog Art Space. You can always find her work here at 175B Queen Street Port Perry!

Art Exhibitions

Members Exhibition, Station Gallery, Whitby, paintings accepted, 2015-2019

Allan’s Artists, Group Show, MacLean Community Centre, Ajax, paintings accepted, 2018, 2019

Oshawa Art Association Juried Show, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, paintings accepted, 2015-2019

Scugog Council for the Arts, Port Perry, paintings accepted, 2017-2019

Pastel Artists Canada, paintings accepted, 2015-2018. Awarded PAC designation

Ajax Library Solo Show, 2018

Gallery A, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Group Show, “Reflections”, 2018

SCA, Port Perry, Solo Show, “Travels”, 2018

Oshawa Art Association website, a profile of Ruth, 2017

PineRidge Arts Council Newsletter,” Allan’s Artists”, a profile of Ruth, 2017

A Gift of Art, Newcastle, Solo Show, “Walking through Nature”’, 2016

DRAWING 2016, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, a drawing accepted, 2016

Markham Group of Artists Juried Show, 2 works accepted, one awarded Honourable Mention, 2016

Oshawa Art Association Juried Show, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, two works accepted, one awarded Best Still Life/ Floral, 2016

Markham Group of Artists Juried Show, 2 works accepted, one awarded Best in Show, 2015

Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Gallery A, Solo Show, “Plant(s) Matter”, Solo Show, 2015

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