Ruth Shively Portland
Ruth grew up in Nebraska, receiving her bachelors degree in fine art with an emphasis in drawing and illustration. With a curiosity to see beyond the plains of the mid west, Ruth ventured to Europe where she lived and worked in paris for a year. She moved back to the states where she settled in New York city. While in New York, she apprenticed for illustrator Steven Guarnaccia and pursued the illustration market. Over the years, painting became more appealing in her life, strongly attracted to the human form and facial features, she has concentrated on portraits. In recent years, she's loosened her style with practice and inspiration from such artists as Egon Schiele, Lucien Freud and Neil Welliver. Ruth has exhibited her work in many solo and group exhibitions. She has recently settled in Portland.