Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery", Adelia Shirer Ruth, with her lovely floral painting.
"Bird of Paradise"
Watercolor Painting by Adelia Shirer Ruth
About the Artwork
Title: Bird of Paradise
Media: Watercolor Painting
Bird of Paradise is part of a collection of large floral paintings inspired from friends and family that have shared their beautiful gardens with me. The love of nature directs the use of bright, vibrant colors and nuisances. More of the collection is featured in March and April at the Chapin Library.
Adelia, native of Georgetown SC, worked with Ilona Smithkin of New York, studying impressionistic art. She has also studied with Anna Kay Singley, Nancy Bourne, Wanda Coleman, Pat Weaver, Briget O'Conner, Lee Mont and, more recently, perspective with Anne Hightower-Patterson White. Adelia's watercolor won 3rd Place in the Newberry SC Agricultural Expo Expedition in 2012. Her watercolor was juried into the SC State Fair Exhibit of the Arts. In 2013 she won 2nd Place in the Amateur Division of the SC State Fair and in 2014, 2016 and 2017 was juried into the prestigious Artfields of Lake City SC. In 2015 the 2014 Artfields painting won 1st Place in the North Charleston Arts Festival. In 2016 her entry "Arts My Bag" watercolor won 3rd Place and was purchased by the City of North Charleston. In the last 8 years, Adelia's art has exhibited and sold in many arts and crafts festivals across SC. Her art is currently shown at the Elegant of Lake City SC, The Gallery of Newberry SC, the Added Touch of Saluda SC, and the Newberry Hospital. Adelia and her husband, the Reverend Devon Ruth, now live in Saluda SC.
You can reach Adelia by clicking HERE.
CCAL Gallery Host:
The gallery can be located in the front lobby of the Chapin branch of BB&T located at 1301 Chapin Road, Chapin, SC.
For more on the gallery, click HERE.