Kathleen Cope Ruoss

Pennsylvania Water Color Artist

123 Gerloff Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Phone & Fax: (610) 287-8239

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Kathy has been compared to a young Wyeth, but to me she is even better than he
she is my immensely talented sister. I believe her art is destined to be as well known as Pennsylvania's own, Andrew Wyeth.

Choosing to work in water colors, she has mastered colors, light sources, and shadows. Her colors are so natural that often her prints are mistaken for photographs. Such realism stems from years of devoted study and close attention to detail. Among gallery owners, artists, and art dealers, her reputation grows every year.

Kathleen has admired the work of many great artists who have gone before. Artists like Peter Sculthorpe, Steve Hanks, Ed Rafferty, Richard Bollinger, Terry Redlin, John Crane, P. Buckley Moss, Nicholas P. Santoleri, and Nancy Noel. However, she has captured a grace and a style recognizable as her own.

Her subject matter takes you back to an earlier day, when life was simple, and the people were strong and self-reliant. Her prints are warm and nostalgic, conveying thoughts of home and hearth. Still lifes, landscapes and snowscapes depict stone farm houses filled with love and scented with smoke from stone fireplaces. One almost instinctively thinks of Grandma's kitchen on Thanksgiving morning.

Other paintings are of Amish and Mennonite subjects, homesteads, stone farm houses, stone barns, horse and buggies, quilts, baskets, antiques, barnyards, kitchenware, stoneware, red ware, teddy bears, sleds, and children sledding.

Her artwork is more than folk art. It is really fine art of the highest quality. Prints are available in signed open editions or signed and numbered limited editions, either framed or unframed.

I built this web site to share her gift with the entire world. Please enter and see if what I have told you is true. Enjoy the Grandma's kitchen warmth of her paintings, her intuitive sense of colors, and her incredible use of light sources and shadows.

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