This piece is a landscape from my imagination that primarily focuses on texture. I am often inspired by scenery that seems to go forever, as it does in this painting, where the land becomes one with the sky. This painting also reminds me of my childhood in Alaska and looking out to the great vastness of the mountain range that surrounded our house. The painting has a thick texture, and its sides are white. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas. It comes wired and ready to hang.

- Ruth LaGue

Lost Horizon

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Ruth LaGue
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Getting to Know Ruth

In her abstracted landscape paintings, Ruth LaGue pares composition down to its barest form. Through simple color, line and form, landscapes are invoked, rather than detailed. Ruth adjusts the placement of the horizon line in her paintings to suggest a range of natural formations. She stretches form, line and color to their limits, providing the least amount of visual information needed to understand the landscape. Her color palette is nuanced and each color is distinctly her own. She is deeply influenced by her childhood in Alaska and her travels to India. While in India, she found an indelible connection between the vast, wild landscape of her childhood and the limitless internal landscape of the soul. Ruth’s beautifully simplified landscapes become metaphors for the spiritual or otherworldly realms inherent in both nature and in the self.