Ruth Mabee

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Occupation Artist
Location Safety Harbor, Florida, United States
Introduction I invite you to view my paintings in the hope that you will find within them a reminder of a quieter gentler world that reawakens within you a sense of calm. I paint a variety of subjects in an expressive but realistic style that reflects a spirituality that I find in all creation mirroring compassion for all -- whether it be in the eyes of a child, the weak and infirm, or the poor and the empty-handed. I am drawn especially to the sea -- the movement and rhythm of the waves, the interplay of color and light -- constantly changing -- at times tranquil and at other times majestically powerful -- like the very heartbeat and breath of God. I grew up in Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi river and studied art at the University of Iowa. I have also studied art in museums in Paris, Amsterdam, Provence, and in Australia. I taught painting and drawing for several years before moving to Florida and have exhibited in Iowa, Missouri and Florida. I have been the winner of awards in juried art shows and my paintings hang in private collections in eight states. Paintings available at Pedlar's Child Art Gallery, 2077 Magnolia Ave., Buena Vista, VA.