Mediums: Watercolor, Pastel, Painting, Oil
Ruth?s paintings are inspired by a love of the beautiful landscapes she?s been fortunate to spend time in - mountains and canyons, oceans, lakes, and rivers. She paints as a way to remind us of all the beauty in our natural world. In order to support the preservation of natural lands in northern Michigan, she has sold note cards of her paintings, donating the proceeds to the Little Traverse Conservancy.
Formerly known as ?Mrs. K,? Ruth Hogan Krzyzowski was an elementary teacher in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for 22 years, teaching ESL at Carpenter School, then 1st and 2nd Grades at Abbot Elementary. Prior to that, she taught Adult ESL in Ann Arbor, and spent her vacations traveling to the beautiful places she now loves to paint. Ruth grew up in Detroit, one of a large extended family (the O?Connells and Hogans). She studied Sociology at Wayne State University (BA) and Education at the University of Michigan (MA), taking many art classes along the way.