Ruth Kolker's mixed-media paintings on paper were inspired by her interest in landscape and natural forms. By combining printmaking and painting an exciting journey of discovery can be reached. How the two disciplines are layered is key to the composition. Pattern, texture, shape, line and color are woven together to create a visual texture. She invites the viewer to respond.
Abstracted cities offer a place of escape, a space for introspection. Ruth wants the viewer to be pulled in different directions, drawn into the real and imagined images of nature. The place where living naturally occurs can be interpreted in different ways. It is my focus to transpose the mood and spirit of each painting into a tactile fabric of paint. The viewer is welcome to determine his or her own narrative.