About Ruth HardieI grew up in central California and Montana, moving to Oregon to pursue a degree in fashion merchandising. Throughout a career in retail, my fascination with art has weaved its way through life events as well as various artistic media. It has provided a wonderful retreat and an evolving joy.

I discovered that my formal training in textiles, textures, color and style is best expressed through watercolor, layer by transparent layer. I sculpt my work through the use of color, stroke and intuition. The result is pleasantly interpretive, a unique blend of abstract and realism.

I am now, gratefully, a full time artist, devoting my undivided energy to this long time passion.