Ruth Epstein

category: Visual,

Contact & Info


Phone: (914) 235-6108


Artist Statement

The visual world explodes with color in every season of the year.  The vibrancy and fluidity of oil paints, whether straight from the tube or mixed with other hues, affords me the opportunity to translate onto canvas the abundant richness I see and feel around me.  My painting, which I call interpretive realism, helps me explain my existence and puts my world in order.  To approach a white canvas, to move a color-laden brush on that surface and define and redefine one's inner vision is an exhilarating, challenging, frightening and exhausting experience.  When I'm absorbed in my painting, I'm unaware of the passage of time and the sounds around me.  I am thoroughly immersed in the creative process.  And loving every minute of it! "Bold, realistically rendered paintings of amaryllis and cyclamen by New York artist Ruth Epstein look real enough to inhale."                            Boston Globe

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, MI; Masters Workshop in Art, Long Island University, Southampton, NY; Westchester Art Workshop and additional work at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY; SUNY College at Purchase, NY