A native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ruth earned degrees from the University of Arkansas and from the University of Oklahoma. She studied art in Montana, California, Alabama, and Colorado. She studied oil portraiture with Daniel E. Greene in his North Salem, New York studio. Ruth’s influences include the work of John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Residing in Lafayette, Colorado, Ruth is inspired by the grandeur of the nearby Rocky Mountains. She paints the western landscape in a magical style in which she perceives intensified hues, symbolic motifs and dramatic contrasts in her compositions. Ruth’s Black Canyon of Gunnison was displayed on loan in U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s office in Washington DC. The Butler Institute of American Art exhibited Bell Dance Taos Pueblo in their Midyear Exhibition in Youngstown, Ohio. Lower Falls of the Yellowstone was selected for Art Steamboat and The Russell: Sale to Benefit the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. Black Canyon of Gunnison and Cache de Poudre were displayed in the Creative Capital Exhibition at Denver International Airport. Salmagundi Club New York exhibited Black Canyon of Gunnison in their Non-Members Show. Indigo Publishing of Macon, Georgia published Portrait of Rosa Parks in the hard-cover book Montgomery River Region Sketchbook. The general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) acquired Soller’s oil portrait of a New York City firefighter entitled In Remembrance for his office in Washington, D.C. Caddell Construction Co., Inc. purchased five of Ruth’s works for their Montgomery, Alabama corporate art collection.
Soller’s professional memberships include Arts Students League Denver, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and Louisville Art Association (LAA). Ruth has exhibited from New York City to Los Angeles and from Montana to Alabama and in Florence, Italy.
Ruth Soller joined Fine Art America on April 18th, 2013.