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Ruth Dukas

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Artist's Biography

Ruth Dukas is a mature artist, trained at Central Technical School in Toronto by teachers Doris McCarthy, Carl Shaeffer, Peter Howarth. She works in many mediums, graphite drawing, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolour, oil, sometimes adding collage.

Artist's Statement

My interests have no boundaries. Today I may paint flowers, tomorrow it may be buildings, animals, people or whatever. I am open to beauty, ugliness is not encouraged in my work. I admire the decorative motif, enjoy the intricacy of detail, combining new colour combinations and discovering exciting new subjects to draw or paint. Because one method bores me, I will draw with graphite or pen or oils as the subject inspires me. My work has no hidden motives, what you see is what you get.   

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000