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Ruth Crotty

Saratoga Springs, NY

Ruth Crotty

Ruth Crotty, who grew up in New City, NY and now is a resident of Saratoga Springs,
New York, received a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA,
1969. She has painted and shown in upstate New York since 1992 and belongs to art
councils and organizations in Saratoga, Albany, Warren and Franklin Counties. She is
comfortable with using all painting mediums, but prefers watercolor, oil, and gouache.
Gouache is the perfect marriage between oil and watercolor. For her, the process of
using paint is as important as the subjects. She wants the viewer to see the
directional brush strokes of oil, and the fluidness and transparency of watercolor. In
gouache both are important.
These nuances of light and its impact on color and texture intrigue her, creating a
mood. She is inspired to capture it, and pass the experience on to the viewer.
Ruth participates in many gallery, group and juried shows. This year she has been
juried into The Art of New York Art Juried Show, The Arkell, The Annual Adirondack
National Exhibition of American Watercolors at the View, Expressions 2024: Annual
Art Show, NCA, and won Outstanding Portrait, 72nd Central Adirondack Art Show,
View.

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