Kathy Ruck is a painter based mostly in Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Chester County — because the locals will proudly let you know — is “Wyeth County” and Ruck finds inspiration not solely within the work of the Wyeth household, however within the countryside during which additionally they discovered lots of their topics.
A lot of her items are dramatically horizontal, even “cinematic” of their facet ratio, a format that I discover interesting and one that’s nicely suited to her topics.
I notably take pleasure in her portrayals of outdated timber with attention-grabbing shapes and many character, and her use of texture and worth.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 also be a member of the “The Studio Group”, a bunch of ladies artists who preserve and exhibit within the Howard Pyle Studio, the place influential painter, trainer 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.