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Ruth Shively

18 x 30 Inches

Synograph on Canvas

Framed in Black



Ruth Shively is best known for contemporary portraits and dynamic color. She deflects from portraiture and gets lost in abstract landscapes and still lives. She grew up in the central plains of Nebraska surrounded by an endless panorama, which is deeply rooted in her mind. She studied drawing and illustration in school but is a self-taught painter and loves the spontaneity of the paint and using color to create space. She has lived in Paris, New York, Minneapolis and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.