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The natural beauty of the landscape and the interesting architecture around me inspires my art. When I first began painting I discovered a new awareness of my surroundings. I began to notice how an ordinary subject took on a new personality as the light changed. For me, art is all about light and mood. I attempt to interest the viewer by interpreting the play of light on everyday objects. I have a fondness for architectural subjects as they offer a variety of shapes, texture and planes to reflect light. Our area of Nova Scotia offers many unique architectural styles, which present me with an extensive variety of subjects to draw from.
Ruth Wilton has lived in the Bridgewater area for almost 30 years. Her interest in painting in watercolours was stimulated by the work of local artists, the Purcells, Don Pentz, Sheila Lewis, and others. Largely self taught, she has also completed Drawing Level 1, NSCAD Continuing Education Program and workshops with Geoff Bennett, Jack Reid (CSPWC), Ron Hazell (CSPWC), Linda Kemp (CSPWC), Tony Couch and Tony Van Hasselt. She has exhibited in local galleries, including a solo show at the Lunenburg Art Gallery in 1998, and as part of a group exhibition in Clermont- Ferrand, France in the Fall of 2003.