My degree is in Art Education but I never really wanted to teach in a classroom setting. I abandoned my art for over 30 years to pursue a life in the US Army, LA police officer, and collegiate softball coach. I finally made my way back to art when I taught myself Photoshop and started my own graphic design business. Lucky for me, I sold that business after 11 years and now devote my time and energy to creating my own art.
Creating ART is the thing that keeps me grounded. I love vintage photographs and re-telling the stories of the subjects. The snapshots of a split second that capture their lives forever in that instant. The stone faced stares, the cautious smirks, or the joyful laughter that make up our daily existence and speak more about a person that most words could describe. My work is a fusion of vintage photography that has been digitally altered and combined with layers of other images, photos, and sometimes words. I re-create a new story about the characters; my own story, from my own experiences. I either use regular wood panels or plastered wood panels with layers of wax and images melted within. All designs/photographs used in Photoshop and additional elements added after or before image transfer. My art, along with myself, are works in progress! CURRENT GALLERIES: WATER STREET GALLERY Douglas, Michigan
FULLER ART HOUSE Toledo, Ohio
GingerBlue Saginaw, Michigan
ANN ARBOR ART CENTER Ann Arbor, Michigan
EDNA Contemporary Gallery Sal Luis Obispo, California
BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD ART CENTER Birmingham, Michigan
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I work out of my studio in the wonderful town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. 303-596-1168 firstname.lastname@example.org FB: Ruth Crowe ARTist