Ruth Formica


Ruth Formica during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

Whether I am in an urban setting or the rural countryside, I am determined to live in nature’s world-and my paintings reflect this. I am interested and inspired by the form and color of the natural world especially as found in plants and flowers, although I may choose not to paint them the way they probably look to other people. I may enhance or completely change their color, size, and gesture. I see the landscape with plants and flowers as very abstract, and this is what I like about painting from them. I feel free to arrange everything as I wish, and depict colors, lines and form as I wish. I want to be offline. I don’t want to look at images of flowers or paint realistic images, I want to “feel” the flowers, become them. I find as I go back and forth between a real flower, and a flower I have abstracted, I am engaged with possibilities. Sometimes I add fruit and the occasional bird, cat or garden fairy that may or may not be recognizable to the viewer. Water, fish and night skies also attract and inspire me and recently are sometimes also included.


Orchids Grow Outside Here, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"  Available 


Blue Jay Morning, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"  Available 


Still Life with Fruit, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"  Available


Joy, oil on board, 24" x 24"  Available


Flowers at Sunrise, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"  Available


Still Life, gouache on paper, 11" x 7.75"  Available


Sunday Flowers, gouache on paper, 10" x 8"  SOLD 


C'est Magique, gouache on paper, 5.5" x 7.75",  Available 


Quiet Evening, acrylic on panel, 6" x 6"  Available 


Reves de Chat, acrylic on panel, 6" x 6"  Available