Ru moved to Colorado from NYC to attend the Colorado Institute of Art, and never looked back. The beauty and grandeur of the western landscape, the scale and the light, are an ongoing source of inspiration. After completing a four year degree at Regis University and working as a studio potter, Ru returned to the graphic arts and printing industry. Art and the creative process, in one way or another, have been a constant in her life. Ru began painting in earnest five years ago and has been learning, refining and finding her voice first with acrylics and now with oils. With nature as the guide, she strives to find the beauty in composition, value, color and form that she sees in the landscape and her garden.