Contemporary Abstract Artist - Oil & Cold Wax Paintings Ruth Andre - Biography ruthandre.com I live in the back country of northern California. The landscape that surrounds my daily life has become the inspiration for my abstract paintings. The seasons change and nature's pallet travels from dark greens in spring to golds in summer and finally to white in winter. Each painting brings to the canvas the essence and my interpretation of the landscape that I pass through daily. My work has been an awakening, revealing the inner spirit of my heart. The paint moves from palette knife to canvas releasing the paint to tell its own story. My hand holds the energy from within as the mixing of the paint colors ignite and nature's beauty emerges.