Rick Ruark

Born in Columbus, Ohio, ‘Rick’ Ruark is a self-taught, Pittsburgh contemporary acrylics painter. He began painting after his move to South Florida 35 years ago where he was inspired by the beauty of the landscapes, cultural diversity and architecture of Miami. Over the years, Rick has shown his art in various venues in South Florida as well as Pittsburgh, Bryn Mawr and Erie, PA and various other venues nationwide.


1988-1990 Banyan Yacht & Dining Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (contract artist for the club complex)
1989 Sun Bank- lobby & teller stations, N. Miami, & Kendall, FL
1989 Los Olas Art Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1989-1990 Lobby art- Storer Communications, Inc., N. Miami, FL
1990 Boca Raton Arts Festival, Boca Raton, FL
2011- 2015 'Art All Night', Pittsburgh, PA
2012 'Spring Loaded: The Art of New Life', Extra Life Studio & Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2015 ISAP International Show, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Louisville Artists Association Fine Arts Show, Louisville, CO
2015- 2017 Crooked Tree Art Center D’Art for Art, Petrosky, MI
2015- 2017 ‘Art Ability’, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA
2015 Art Spectrum.- Miami, FL
2016 Artlore Studio, Erie, PA
2016 GECAC exhibition, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA


More Realistic

This folio evokes the more cautious side of my artwork. It displays my use of detail as a familiar drop off point for the viewer.

Hanging Whites “Hanging Whites”

24x18. Acrylic on board.

Robie House Planter “Robie House Planter”

14x11". Acrylic on board

Taliesin Barns “Taliesin Barns”

14x11". Acrylic on board

Romeo and Juliet Windmill “Romeo and Juliet Windmill”

11x14". Acrylic on board

Angel of the Vatican “Angel of the Vatican”

14x11". Acrylic on canvas

Staley House “Staley House”

14x11". Acrylic on board

Robbie House “Robbie House”

14x11". Acrylic on board