Always touching on the wonder of nature, Sally Ruddy’s direct observations of her surroundings capture impressionable moments, immortalizing each memory on her canvases. Beautifully integrating her emotional responses and personal narratives to that of her viewers, Ruddy’s signature soft brushstrokes and airy, effortless blending of colors contribute to an homage to her surroundings. Ruddy explains, “All of these works record scenes of my personal environment and celebrate the essence of life.” Asking herself what it is that directly speaks to her artistic vision allows her paintings to gradually and spontaneously begin to bloom.
By omitting fine details in the scenery, Ruddy creates a setting that is otherworldly, transporting her viewers into her intimate memories of family and self. Dreamlike and movingly sentimental, Ruddy’s paintings blossom with color and intrinsic emotion. She creates an expressive, expansive body of work that encapsulates the little joys and treasures of life, reflecting the beauty within.
Her work, done in a variety of subject matters, visually details her family’s almond farm, a neighborhood home and gleamed treasures. Ruddy uncovers small moments of joy and beauty by seeking out the unexpected and overlooked.
Ruddy’s natural scenes demonstrate her deep love of her subjects and the world around her. Her paintings have been featured across the United States and throughout Europe. Her pieces are held in public and private collections throughout the world including the
Kaiser Permanente Hospital, California State University Stanislaus, the Museum of New Mexico, and the Oakland Museum Department of History.
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[email protected]lyruddy.com | www.sallyruddy.com Represented by Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Arts, Inc.
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The Open Gate, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"
Look Outside, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"
Hello?, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"