Artist: Ruth Cohen Golmant
Size: 10″ x 10″
ABOUT THE WORK
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Encaustic paint is hot wax mixed with colored pigment. The best thing about painting with wax is that it never dries, it just hardens. It can become malleable again through the application of heat. You can layer, embed, impress, layer, fuse, emboss, carve, layer, fuse, shave, build, layer, fuse, stencil, draw, scrape and fuse. If you love color and texture the way Ruth does, encaustic is a glorious medium. In addition to working as an encaustic painter, Ruth creates collage and mixed media art.
Ruth earned her BA in Studio Art at Mills College in Oakland, CA where she concentrated in Photography. She went on to get her MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University. and worked for several years with adults and children with a history of abuse and trauma. Years later, she earned a certi cate in Digital Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Online Division and owned Open Arc Designs, a graphic design business.
In between these achievements Ruth married her fabulous husband and then became the mother of two wonderful kids, now in their 20s. At the present time, when not making art Ruth is a volunteer lay leader and teacher in her synagogue, is engaged in multicultural bridge-building and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Missouri’s K12 program.
Pilgrims Gallery, Washington DC
Porter Library, Stafford VA
Jewish Community Center of Northern VIrginia Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Artful DImensions, Fredericksburg VA
Dorothy Hart Community Center, Fredericksburg, VA
Ruth’s art is in private collections in Fairfax, VA; Boston, MA; St. Louis, MO; Iowa City, IA and Ft Lauderdale, FL.