Swirling, abstracted roses emerge from a deeply layered background. Bright red and pink blossoms on highly saturated blues, greens and purples. "As I painted, my original idea was subsumed by where the paint took me," says Ruth-Anne. "Which was to this moody, dramatic place."

- Ruth-Anne Siegel

At the Window
RUTH-ANNE SIEGEL


Acrylic painting on composite board
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on side
2018

24" h x 18" w x 2" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,000

SHIPS FREE




Artist
Ruth-Anne Siegel
Palo Alto, California

Getting to Know Ruth-Anne

Ruth-Anne Siegel's vibrant floral paintings flow from memory and her love of music. As she works, she references her own photographs and sketchbook, and draws energy from the sounds of Etta James, Marvin Gaye, and Pete Townshend. Her paintings begin with a layer of collaged book pages chosen for their fonts. She continues by adding many transparent layers of paint to build the mood of the scene. Ruth-Anne grew up on Long Island and from a very young age knew that she wanted to be an artist. Her parents encouraged her artistic interests by frequently visiting the various museums and galleries in New York. She later attended the Rhode Island School of Design and developed a successful career as a graphic designer in New York and now in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the birth of her third child, she returned her focus to fine art and began studying again through Stanford University continuing education classes. Now that her children are almost grown, she focuses her energy on creating her lively paintings in her standalone purple studio in her backyard. When she’s not painting, she enjoys reading fiction, skiing and hiking. "Mostly, I love to drink really good coffee while doing any of these activities, especially with my family," Ruth-Anne says with a smile.