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Ruth M. Robinson

Ruth began painting at age ten, and due to a tragic house fire, all of her earlier paintings were destroyed in the Sixties. Ruth shares deeply fond memories of growing up, raised by a very loving and supportive grandpa, mom and dad. Beginning to paint again in 2000, she discovered that making art was an integral part of her process while coping with the stress and grief of caretaking elderly parents.

"I grew up on a farm in Grand Bay, Alabama, where my grand daddy farmed until the day he died. we had cotton, watermelon, corn, hogs, chickens, cows and a mule. As a child, I saw that older people were happy and made do with what they had-small houses, one wood stove, a pot of beans and some good corn bread. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to bring them back to life in my paintings. My paintings are memories of my childhood and are straight from the heart. I hope they will bring you love."

Additionally, on the back of her work Ruth handwrites stories applicable to that piece, giving further context into her childhood experiences. Many of her pieces are framed in wood from historic slave quarter cabins or other historic homes which no longer exist.

The Old Home Place

Acrylic Paint on Wood

size:  25 3/8" x 19 3/8" framed
$ 825.- (afrr25)

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All Things Bright & Beautiful

Mixed Media on broken slate title

size:  10 5/8" x 15 5/8"
$ SOLD.- (RR26)

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