Ruth Sharton

A native New Yorker currently residing in Florida, Ruth is an accomplished fine arts painter and mixed media artist. She has studied classical drawing and painting and abstract expressionism, and works in a variety of other mediums including printmaking, photography, filmmaking and jewelry design. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College, NY, a scholarship attending the Art Students League of NY, and also studied at Parsons School of Design, the NYU Film Certificate Program, and the School of Visual Arts.

Ruth has exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout the North and Southeast, and her art is displayed in corporate and private collections throughout the US and Canada. Corporate collections include the Intercontinental Hotels, AT&T, The Swiss Bank Corp., The Marriott, McDonalds, and Sullivan & Cromwell.

"As an artist, my goal is to communicate the essential nature of the psyche and express a vision of beauty both raw and elegant, for my viewers, and for myself".


The Deeper Series

The Deeper paintings are meditations on consciousness, and contemplate the intrinsic spiritual and energetic connection between the physical matter of our visible world, and the non-visible metaphysical realm.

The images also reference duality and paradox, and the revelation of the beauty and harmony inherent in opposing and seemingly contradictory forces.

The medium is acrylic on canvas, board, and paper. My painting technique, rooted in abstraction, is intuitive with spontaneity of gesture; and may also be combined with principles of classical representation and painterly brushwork. Paint is poured, dripped, splattered and brushed onto the painting surface. Alternating between transparent washes of color in some areas, and a heavily textured buildup of paint in others, along with an above/below dichotomy and contrasting allusions to earth, water, sky and cosmos, my intent is to envelop the viewer in a palpable, unifying energy conducive to contemplation.

I am continuing to explore the expressive potential of this current series.

Deeper #18 “Deeper #18”

Deeper #18: Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x 40"

Deeper #20 “Deeper #20”

Deeper #20: Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 40"

Deeper #24 “Deeper #24”

Deeper #24: Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x 40"

Deeper #28 “Deeper #28”

Deeper #28: Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x 40"

Deeper #34 “Deeper #34”

Deeper #34: Acrylic on Canvas, 48"x48"