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 during which in addition they discovered a lot 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I significantly take pleasure in her portrayals of outdated timber with fascinating shapes and plenty of character, and her use of texture and worth.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 keep and exhibit within the Howard Pyle Studio, the place influential painter, instructor and illustrator Howard Pyle labored and instructed a lot 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 together with her briefly and the place I’ve seen a lot of her originals over time.
Ruck’s website options galleries of originals, smaller works, and prints.