Currently living in Germantown Hills, artist Ruth Inman, ha been involved in art in one form or another since she was 11 years old. Making flyers for the church rummage sale led her to taking art in high school and continuing for a bit in college. Then real life set in and which led her in another direction for many years.

Decades later Ruth found herself experiencing Art Therapy and then designing flyers, business cards and web sites. Feeling the familiar 'itch' she finally realized it was time to let the Right Brain out to play and jumped back in to painting. Using acrylics, inks and watercolors she seems to have found a perfect marriage of her talents. She draws inspiration from all things created by God; trees, flowers, animals and color; Ruth mostly focuses on bold vibrant colors as evidenced in her art...and Using her teaching background, she shares this love with groups of people every chance she gets.

Ruth has exhibited in several shows over the past couple years, has had her work in a small gallery, and is flattered by some repeat buyers of her art. She now works out of her studio in Peoria which is located in the rear wing of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.


Professional Memberships

Illinois Art League

Peoria Art Guild



Instagram: @artworksbyruth

Facebook: Brush With Many Colors

Website: www.BrushWithManyColors.com

E-mail:  artworksbyruth@gmail.com


 VIDEOS on YouTube Here!



My list of classes are HERE and

Hope to see you soon!






Other Ramblings

You know who I didn't mention above? My Mom. And that's where it all started...Knowingly or not, she taught me to love Color, even when eating she would say "It's best if you eat a COLORFUL plate of food. Then you know you are eating healthy."

Color makes everything more FUN!!  Don't you think?

I love putting colors on paper, on fabric, wood, tiles, canvas, cement and WALLS!!! We live in a world of color so leaving something white just seems to me like something Not Finished.... a blank canvas waiting for someone to create something wonderful  on it. I feel that colors are in our lives for a reason... so I like to use them... and share them.

I have loved art of MANY types since I was a child making posters for the church rummage sales and "Battles of the Bands". We didnt' have computers then to make flyers, we had to use old fashioned tools!  I would also help paint clowns on large plywood boards for beanbag toss, and in high school I got to assist the art teacher (loved that)....I took pottery in college.... spent time drawing, painting, even dabbled in Art Therapy for a while... sign and flyer making  led me to business card design and business consulting in graphics. 

I used to think I was not a very good painter because my paintings didn't look very realistic... or sometimes even child-like. But after an art teacher looked at a couple she said my style is more abstract or Impressionism than realism. Yes, it takes All Kinds to make up the art world, so don't despair if yours doesn't look like you think (or someone else thinks) it "Should"... There is NO SHOULD in art.  It is.... what it is. And it is YOU... ALL art is important.

FUN is also important, and I like to make sure that people are having F-U-N!!

                                        Remember this: 

If you never TRY to take great opportunities,

or ALLOW your dreams to become realities,

you will never unleash your true potential.


And the world will never benefit

from what you could have achieved.

-Author Unknown

So GO FOR IT!  TRY SOMETHING NEW! I keep another saying over my desk:



I hope you will travel some of these journeys with me. You never know what you can do until you try!

And by all means don't judge your art

by someone else's opinion of it,

it's YOUR art, if YOU like it, It's Good!

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