The Artist





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The Artist

About the Artist

Ruth Shipman became interested in fine arts while living in Brazil, her native country. She left Rio de Janeiro for Japan as a young woman and later moved to the U.S. while focusing on career and family.


Ruth lived in New York and, later, Texas and traveled in North, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia Minor and Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


Having painted with oils for many years, Ruth began using watercolors which became her favorite medium.


Intrigued and passionate about watercolor, Ruth finds it exciting, challenging and rewarding. Painting as frequently as possible, Ruth also delights in reading and attending watercolor workshops to enhance her art.

Over the years Ruth’s paintings have appeared in both juried and invitational exhibitions throughout the Texas Hill Country. Ruth is a member of Kerrville Art Club and Guadalupe Watercolor Group in Kerrville; Boerne Art League and Cibolo Arts Council in Boerne. She is represented by River's Edge Gallery in Kerrville.





In creating my art I enjoy expressing the world around me including wildlife, flowers, places, people, and personal images.  Using bright colors – a reflection of my background – and much detail, I have achieved a realistic style of painting and have reached my "artistic identification" - a technique, a style of painting that can be immediately recognized.


I hope you enjoy my creations.

Ruth Shipman