Ruth studied art at the University of Cape Town as well as York University. She graduated with a degree in Creative Studies and a Bachelor of Education. Her career has been varied, ranging from puppeteer, potter, teacher and art consultant with York Region Board of Education. She has taught art to children and adults in community centres and schools throughout Ontario. As an art consultant for the York Region School Board, she taught teachers how to integrate art into the curriculum. Ruth has also written and published curriculum and textbooks on art education. An advocate of arts education, she taught courses at York University and was a speaker and workshop leader at many conferences across Ontario.
Ruth has always been engaged in making art and she is now able to concentrate on painting full time. Studying with Peter Kolisnyk, John Leonard, Betty Herman, Sadko Hadzihasanovic and Kim Lee Kho has advanced her skills as a painter. She enjoys the physicality of paint and is interested in the texture one can achieve by layering and applying paint in different ways to the canvass.
Ruth is an Associate Member of the Society of Canadian Artists. She has exhibited in a number of juried and non-juried shows and her paintings hang in private collections in South Africa, Seattle and Toronto. Her work has been shown at the Paper Mill Gallery, Metro Hall and Art Square Gallery.
Ruth lives and works in Toronto.