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Chester County artist Kathy Ruck's paintings are full of the crispness of a clear, sunlit day. Her love of color and attention to detail brings a realism to her watercolors that captures the viewer and draws them into the scene.
Having earned her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, Kathy worked as an art director for many years, designing and illustrating for corporate accounts. She later made the decision to switch from the graphic arts to the fine arts and dedicated all her professional talents to painting. She studied watercolor with some of the areas finest artists.
The subject matter of Kathy’s works varies, but with the common thread of wanting to bring joy to the viewer. Whether one finds that joy in the memory of a local scene, the beauty of a flower or their child’s face, Kathy has a unique ability to portray a large variety of subjects.
“I believe that in today’s hectic world it’s important to fill your home with art that will relax your mind and lift your spirits,” says the artist.
Working out of her home studio in Landenberg, PA, Kathy paints the beauty of the surrounding areas of Chester County, PA, and Hockessin, Wilmington and Newark, DE. She works primarily in watercolors and tempera, but also enjoys pastels and pencils.
Kathy’s original art and limited edition prints are currently available at local galleries; she also exhibits in juried art shows. Private collectors and corporations own her paintings. She is a former President of the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, and is a member of the Howard Pyle Studio Group of Wilmington, DE and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.