PMW GALLERY


CLINARD, RUTH


RECENT PAINTINGS
18 September - 30 October 2005

 


BELGIAN MEMORY I
oil on canvas

11 x 14" unframed

 

 


BELGIAN MEMORY II
oil on canvas

20 x 20" unframed


 

 


"...ICE BENEATH SUN'S RAYS"
chine coll
é
16 x 13
¼" framed

 


SAGE SCENT RISING
chine coll
é
16
½ x 14 ½
" framed

 

 

 


UNTITLED I
monotype

15 x 12
1/2" framed

 

 


BIRCHES
acrylic on canvas
14 x 14" unframed

 

 

 


ROSES
oil on gessoed paper
25 x 20
¼" framed

 

 


DORDOGNE FARM
oil on canvas

21
½ x 25 ½
" framed

 

 

 


AFTERNOON TEA
oil on gessoed paper

26
½ x 31
" framed

 

 


ALISON'S PLATE
oil on gessoed paper
28 x 30
¼" framed


 

 


LOVETTSVILLE FARM
oil on canvas

19
½ x 25 ½
" framed

 

 


ROUSSILLON
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24" unframed

 

 


ST. QUENTIN LA POTERIE
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24" unframed

 


DORDOGNE WHEATFIELD
oil on canvas
29 x 34" framed

 


STILL LIFE WITH PEAR
oil on wood panel
19
¾ x 25 ¾" framed

 


FRENCH WHEATFIELDS
oil sticks and acrylic
36 x 30" unframed


 


PASSING WILTSHIRE II
oil on canvas

24 x 30" unframed

 


VIC EN PROVENCE
oil on canvas

22 x 25
½
" framed


 


ON Y VA!
oil on wood panel

12 x 12" unframed

 


PEARS
oil on gessoed paper

23 x 18
½
" framed


 


SQUASHES
oil on gessoed paper

23 x 18
½
" framed

 


CYCLAMEN
oil on gessoed paper

23 x 18
½
" framed


 


TAMWORTH BARN
oil on wood panel

20 x 16" framed

 


LAST ONE IN!
oil on wood panel

20 x 16" framed


 


HOSTAS
oil on gessoed paper
19 x 16
¾" framed

 


RIO GRANDE
watercolor on paper
18
½ x 21" framed


 


WINNIE
oil on canvas

2
4 x 24
" framed

 


LOUDOUN FARM
oil on canvas

20 x 26" framed


 


TERRA COTTA SERIES I
french pigments, acrylic+gold leaf
14 x 14" unframed

 


TERRA COTTA SERIES II
french pigments, acrylic+gold leaf
14 x 14" unframed


 


TERRA COTTA SERIES III
french pigments, acrylic+gold leaf
14 x 14" unframed

 


LES BICYCLETTES I
mixed media collage on wood panel
12 x 12" unframed


 


LES BICYCLETTES II
mixed media collage on wood panel
12 x 12" unframed

 


LES BICYCLETTES III
mixed media collage on wood panel
12 x 12" unframed


 


DORDOGNE RIVER VIEW
oil on canvas
24 x 36" unframed


 


SYCAMORE
acrylic on canvas
14 x 14" unframed


PINES
acrylic on canvas
14 x 14" unframed


 


Artist's Statement:

I have had a lifelong interest in art and design. After some studio art at University of North Carolina and an Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design, I studied with many interesting artists in the Washington DC area. It was, however, studying some of the artists I most admire that influenced me the most – Vuilliard, Morandi and Fairfield Porter.

My landscape paintings are often inspired by living abroad and trips to Europe but, just as easily, they can be of the nearby Virginia countryside. The light on a crusty building or a village interests me as well.

The still lifes are painted directly from some naturally occurring scene or from organic shapes arranged in my house or studio.

As to the subject of mediums, I enjoy acrylic and oil. I like to try new approaches, something which is evident in the variety of my work. In some paintings, I use ink to emphasize form. In others I use thick paint brushes or palette knives to build impasto.

My goal is to bring simplicity, texture and rich color to my paintings and to search for new, stimulating subjects.

Ruth French Clinard


Montalcino
Oil on board
16 x 23 3/4"

 

Ruth Clinard's paintings were on view at THE FOUR ARTIST SHOW at THE END HOUSE in McLean, Virginia on Saturday, November 18 from noon to 6pm and on Sunday, November 19 from 1 to 5pm.

 

Selections:

 



West Grove, PA
Acrylic on canvas
16 1/2 x 31 1/2" (framed)

 


West Lebanon , NH
Watercolor
18 x 30" (framed)

 


Morning Coffee
Acrylic on paper
21 x 28 3/4" (framed)

 


Red and White Still Life
Watercolor
17 x 19 1/2" (framed)

 


Virginia Farmhouse
Oil on canvas
26 x 32" (framed)


Vermont Farmhouse
Oil on canvas
18 x 22" (framed)

 


Cafe Dordogne
Acrylic on paper
30 1/2 x 26" (framed)

 


Tulips
Oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 15 1/2" (framed)

 


French Country Kitchen
Acrylic on canvas
15 x 25" (framed)

 


Still Life with Yellow Pitcher
Oil on canvas
16 x 20" (framed)

 


Still Life with Melon
Oil on canvas
16 x 20" (framed)

 


Still Life with Pear
Oil on canvas
19 1/2 x 25 1/2" (framed)

 


Blue Ridge Summit
Acrylic on canvas
22 x 28" (framed)

 


Vic en Provence
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24" (framed)


Stony Creek
Oil on canvas
24 x 36" (framed)

 


Santa Fe View
Oil on canvas
26 1/4 x 30" (framed)

Biography

        EDUCATION
            University
                        Art History and studio art at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.

             Art Course Work                                                                                                                                               
                       
Abstract Painting with Joyce McCarten

                        Abstract Painting with Marsha Staiger
                        Monotype  Printing with Penny Barringer
                        Landscape Painting with Michael Frances
                        Gesture Drawing with Avis Fleming
                        Watercolor with Deborah Ellis
                        Watercolor with Steve Fleming

Workshops
          Oil Painting with Dodie Petro in Waterford,VA
          Oil Painting with Philip Geiger, Professsor of Art at University of VA
          Oil Painting with Richard Crozier, Professor of Art at University of VA
          Oil Painting with Rick Weaver, teacher at The Art league School in Alexandria, VA

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

          2009 Emerson Gallery McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
          2000  Touchstone International, Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
          2000   Vienna Arts Society (Vienna, VA)
          1999   Fraser Gallery. 31st St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
          1997& 1998 Georgetown Annual International Art Exhibits at Fraser Gallery, Washington, D.C.
          1998- 2000 various shows at A Salon at Wilson Gallery, Seventh St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
          1997  Millwood Shows, spring and fall in Millwood, VA
          1996  Watermarks Show at the Atheneum, Alexandria, VA
          1996  Touchstone Gallery Small Works Show, Washington, D.C.
          1995   Young at Art, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
          1995  Touchstone Gallery Small Works Show, Washington, D.C.
          1994   Perry House Gallery, Alexandria, VA
          1994  Touchstone Gallery Small Works Show, Washington, D.C.
          1993  Waterford Fair Exhibit, Waterford, VA
          1993   Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C.
          1990 –2009 Exhibiting member of juried art shows at the Art League, Alexandria, VA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS                                                              
2011   Exhibit of Recent Paintings at Ingleside at Rock Creek, Washington, DC
2005  PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT
1994   - 2007 Artist Exhibits at The End House, McLean,VA

 

AWARDS
         2004   Equal Award oil Painting, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
         2003   Best in Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
         1997  Georgetown Annual International Art Exhibit, Fraser Gallery
         1996  Young at Art, Target Galley, Alexandria, VA
         1995  Small Works Show at Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
         1994  Watermarks show at the Atheneum, Alexandria, VA
         1994  Waterford Fair Exhibit, Waterford, VA
         1993  Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA

COLLECTIONS

         Paintings in numerous private collections. including United States, Great Britain, and Sweden





































































































































































































































































































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