Ruth Lull’s paintings reflect a sense of place. Educated in traditional oil media techniques in Florence, Italy, the artist uses her skills to evoke imagery of her natural environment.
Natural phenomena are an abiding interest for the artist who is a faculty member in the art department of Wisconsin’s Northland College, a liberal arts college with an environmental emphasis.
Early years in Massachusetts gave the artist an appreciation of the Atlantic Ocean, beachcombing amidst sea-washed stones and shells.
Presently, her studio sits on the banks of
Lake Namakagon in Northern Wisconsin’s Chequamegon National Forest and her large oil murals and smaller panoramic landscape sketches are inspired by her forest and lake environment.
Walking and snowshoeing the north country trails, kayaking in the Apostle Islands of nearby Lake Superior, as well as annual sojourns in northern California, have given new focus in her recent paintings as she seeks to capture the seasonal details of the hills, forests, and bogs common to each.
A blog of the artwork as well as the
environment that inspires it, can be found on this link:
Lull has served more than a decade on the Wisconsin Arts Board and as a juror for Portal Wisconsin’s On-line Gallery.
She received masters’ degrees in art from both Villa Schifanoia Graduate school of the Fine Arts in Florence, Italy and from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The artist has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, New England, the Upper Midwest, Cuba, Italy, Germany and Japan and her work is included in numerous institutional, corporate and private collections throughout the country.