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Portrait Drawing Basics- January 17, 2015

December 12th, 2014

Portrait Drawing Basics- January 17, 2015

Ruth Soller will instruct Portrait Drawing Basics- Dabbler Workshop at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, CO.
This 3 hour class on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 9 am to 12 noon, is perfect for adult beginning artists and is sponsored by Louisville Art Association. Tuition is $15 for LAA members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited, so sign up now.
Contact Letitia Hess at ljhess50@gmail.com to sign up.

Learn to draw the human head in correct proportions with basic shading. If you ever struggle to sketch a portrait, this fun dabbler workshop will provide the tools and encouragement you need to begin drawing the portrait with confidence. Working with a model we will begin by posing and lighting the model and progress to sketching the head and features in correct proportions and with light and shadow patterns.

Portrait Sketches by Ruth Soller, charcoal pencil, 18x14 approximate

Art Steamboat Selects 30 Top Artists

July 26th, 2014

Art Steamboat Selects 30 Top Artists



Lower Falls of Yellowstone (c) Ruth Soller, oil on canvas, 30x24, $2500


Art Steamboat selects 30 top artists in 5 states Western Region

Colorado artist Ruth Soller's oil painting Lower Falls of the Yellowstone is selected for Art Steamboat, Fine Art Competition and Sale in Steamboat Springs, CO, August 1-17, 2014. Art Steamboat showcases the works of 30 top level 2-D artists selected from a five state western region including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Juror Betsy Dillard Stroud will select one $10000 Grand Prize from the 30 finalists displayed in the public gala opening event on August 15. Art Steamboat is a collaborative effort of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, Mainstreet Steamboat and local art gallery professionals. Lower Falls of Yellowstone will be displayed from August 1-17 at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts which showcases local and regional emerging artists at its 1500 square foot gallery...

Broomfield, CO Artist Ruth Soller Presents Old West Relics And Memories

June 25th, 2013

Broomfield, CO Artist Ruth Soller Presents Old West Relics And Memories

Ruth Soller presents thirty recent oil paintings around the theme Old West Relics and Memories at the Broomfield Auditorium Gallery from August 8 through 30, 2013. The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on Sunday, August 25th, 2-4 p.m.
Soller describes her inspiration for the show as follows:
“This show celebrates my tenth anniversary of living and working in Colorado and immersing myself in a culture and lifestyle I dreamed about as a child. Each viewer of these paintings adds their own personal memory and images from the past or even from dreams about the Old West. It has been such a blessing to experience the beautiful and dramatic landscapes of Colorado and to paint scenes from Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Mesa, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Steamboat Springs and more.”
Soller explains the process leading to her first one man show in Broomfield,
“I’ve taken a giant step outside of my studio to practice plein air painting...

Ruth Soller Won An Award Of Excellence

May 25th, 2013

Ruth Soller Won An Award Of Excellence

Broomfield, CO artist Ruth Soller’s painting wins an Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International competition.
Cache de Poudre by Broomfield artist Ruth Soller won an Award of Excellence in Manhattan Arts International “Celebrate the Healing Power of Art” competition. A distinguished panel of jurors included:
• Jill Conner, Art Critic/Writer, Curator, Founder of AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS, New York, NY
• Barbara Markoff, Art Consultant, owner of Artrageous!, Author
• Renée Phillips, Author, Founder/Director, Manhattan Arts International
Renee Phillips said, ”We received extraordinary images in a range of mediums by artists from around the United States as well as from Canada, and as far away as Romania, Finland, India, UK, France, Turkey, Israel, New Zealand and Sweden. It was extremely challenging to select the winners because the entries are outstanding.”
"Celebrate The Healing Power of ART" 2013 exhibition is designed to bring widespread awareness...