Ruth Gee - Fine Artist

Ruth Gee

Hastings, Mi. - United States

 
 
 

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Ruth Gee

Hastings, Mi. - United States

Ruth Gee - Fine Artist

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Ruth Gee grew up in the Andean Mountains among the Inca Indians of Bolivia, South America in a missionary family and was home schooled in English while speaking Spanish. Her first art class was as a Jr. in High School when moving back to Minnesota, though she confesses to having illustrated her crib and any blank surface she could find while growing up. These usually included every stucco wall in the house, book margins, the dust paths, her body, her playmates, and more appropriate spots like a 4x8 foot black board her parents painted for her bedroom when she was three. She remembers fondly staying up most of the night drawing by lamplight. All this practice seems to have left Ruth with a strong sense of form and line.
Her style is very realistic and she is locally known as the “renaissance artist. Her favorite subjects are people. Oil painting has been her main vehicle for artistic expression. She does commissioned portrait work and allegorical paintings. In the last couple of years she has taken up sculpture as a means of helping her sister, Judy, a nurse and midwife, build a woman’s hospital back in Bolivia, S. A. near where they grew up among the Inca Indians. Ruth has completed two life size bronze sculptures, “Reflective Moment” one of a young woman with her toe out, as if to dip it in the water, and a second of a child with wings called “First Flight”.
Ruth lives in Hastings, Michigan and works out of her art studio painting or sculpturing. Her personal commitment in art is based on the Bible verse:
“Finally, Brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
Ruth Gee grew up in the Andean Mountains among the Inca Indians of Bolivia, South America in a missionary family and was home schooled in English while speaking Spanish. Her first art class was as a Jr. in High School when moving back to Minnesota, though she confesses to having illustrated her crib and any blank surface she could find while growing up. These usually included every stucco wall in the house, book margins, the dust paths, her body, her playmates, and more appropriate spots like a 4x8 foot black board her parents painted for her bedroom when she was five. She remembers fondly staying up most of the night drawing by lamplight. All this practice seems to have left Ruth with a strong sense of form and line.
Her style is very realistic and she is locally known as the “renaissance artist. Her favorite subjects are people. Oil painting has been her main vehicle for
artistic expression. She does commissioned portrait work and allegorical paintings. In the last couple of years she has taken up sculpture as a means of helping her sister, Judy, a nurse and midwife, build a woman’s hospital back in Bolivia, S. A. near where they grew up among the Inca Indians. Ruth has
completed two life size bronze sculptures, “Reflective Moment” one of a young woman with her toe out, as if to dip it in the water, and a second of a child with wings called “First Flight”.
Ruth lives in Hastings, Michigan and works out of her art studio painting or
sculpturing. Her personal commitment in art is based on the Bible verse:
“Finally, Brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
“Art is a tool for expressing our hearts and heads. The “idea” or “message” is the real gem. Finding a medium that does justice to our idea is a struggle. Techniques and skills, availability, time constraints, cost, the public ear and eye for what we try to share, health and energy all seem to add to that effort. Learning our lessons from life and finding the gem in the everyday is what life is about. Wisdom is needed to recognize the gem, give it a home in us and know when it’s enough a part of us to share and be authentic. At times I find what I see on my canvas has never been a conscious thought to me but I recognize it as a part of me. Without art I stand mute.”
She can be reached at :
email: ruth@ruthgee.com
web site: www.RuthGee.com

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