Ruth Hurd

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Blink and it’s gone.
Walk too fast and you miss it. The next time you come by it might be gone or altered beyond recognition. Loss is inevitable and so I paint to capture and preserve what has captured me.
I began as a realistic painter of panoramic views alternating with the closer, more precise beauty of individual plants, trees, apples, leaves. Gradually some of my work became more abstract as I began focusing on patterns and repetition, on the essence of the memory rather than the precise visual representation of it.
Painting is my way of remembering and paying homage to what is ephemeral, something I may never see again. With my watercolors, I create stability in my life, capturing and restoring what might otherwise be lost.