Ruth McMillin

Ruth McMillin

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Ruth McMillin began working as a water media artist in the 1990’s, first studying with teacher and artist Dorcas Moulton, then with John Finger, Mira White, Tara Lyons, Jane Fisher and several other SF Bay Area artists and teachers. Her explorations in water media include subjects such as landscapes, seascapes, florals, portraits, still life and abstracts. Many of her works are full of color, and some may be described as expressionistic.

Artist’s Statement

"I spent many hours as a child exploring the land around our house in Morocco. It seemed a fairly barren landscape at first glance, but to someone who was only four feet tall, the hillocks and bushes were quite large enough, and the various plants, animals, insects, and snakes were quite entertaining. I learned to sit quietly at the break of dawn on a hillock to await the dancing baby rabbits (called “kittens”) in the soft grassy spring. Somehow the beauty, wonder and freedom of those early years returned to my life with the discovery of painting, initially in watercolor, then again as I began to experiment with acrylic. Wonder, expectation, joy, excitement, gratefulness, poignancy, deep sadness and an abiding interest in exploration are catalysts for my artworks. "

Celadon Hand
Celadon Hand
  • 8 x 7 x 5 in
  • $395.00
Mar Vista Poppies
Mar Vista Poppies
  • 17 x 17 in
  • $550.00
Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas
  • 21 x 17 in
  • $1,190.00
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls
  • 28 x 22 in
  • $2,500.00
Persephone in the Summer
Persephone in the Summer
  • 14 x 8 x 13 in
  • $1,200.00
Aureus Hominus
Aureus Hominus
  • 22 x 16 x 10 in
  • $2,400.00
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
  • 20 x 24 in
  • $250.00
Lafayette Path
Lafayette Path
  • 26 x 20 in
  • $375.00
Sous le Ciel de Paris
Sous le Ciel de Paris
  • 14 x 21 in
  • $495.00
Still Life - Contra Costa Bounty
Still Life - Contra Costa Bounty
  • 12 x 16 in
  • $475.00
Mendocino Headlands 1
Mendocino Headlands 1
  • 20 x 16 in
  • $400.00
Travels Through North America, 1970's
Travels Through North America, 1970's
  • 20 x 24 in
  • $375.00
California Fall
California Fall
  • 18 x 24 in
  • $595.00
California  Central Coast
California Central Coast
  • 16 x 20 in
  • $600.00
Mendocino Headlands 2
Mendocino Headlands 2
  • 20 x 16 in
  • $400.00
Violas
Violas
  • 30 x 40 in
  • $1,200.00
La Bella Sera/Sunset Sail
La Bella Sera/Sunset Sail
  • 19 x 23 in
  • $250.00
Autumnal Equinox in Brentwood
Autumnal Equinox in Brentwood
  • 21 x 17 in
  • $425.00
Cucurbit Medley
Cucurbit Medley
  • 21 x 27 in
  • $275.00
Autumn Equinox
Autumn Equinox
  • 12 x 7 x 7 in
  • $795.00
Sunset From the Top of Mt. Diablo
Sunset From the Top of Mt. Diablo
  • 24 x 26 in
  • $495.00
Heather Farms Pond
Heather Farms Pond
  • 25 x 21 x 1 in
  • $400.00
Emigrant Wilderness
Emigrant Wilderness
  • 12 x 9 in
  • $295.00