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 Suzanne Metz 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 a member of the Willowdale Group of Artists and an Associate Member of the Society of Canadian Artists. She has exhibited in a number of juried and non-juried shows. Most recently her work has been included in the Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto; The Law Office Art Gallery, Sunderland, the Leaside Public Library and Metro Hall.
Ruth lives and works in Toronto.