About Ruth Karp
Ruth Karp enjoys painting from life, which allows her transparent watercolors to be spontaneous and creative. Her artwork depicts varying images, including flowers, models, or even a scene she has witnessed while traveling. Ruth also utilizes acrylic paints, both on paper and canvas. Fellow artists call her work "painterly," due to the "loose and juicy" way in which she applies her colors.

Not only has Ruth won "Best in Show" from The American Artists Professional League, The Miami Watercolor Society, and The Florida Professional Artists Guild, but she is also the recipient of over one hundred other awards from groups such as The Florida Watercolor Society, Goldcoast Watercolor Society, and The Miami Art League.

Ruth has served as president, vice president, and board member of many art groups and continually involves herself in matters that help to promote the arts. She is always happy to perform demonstrations, which she has done for her peers, as well as students ranging from the earliest grade level to the University of Miami.

Many of Ruth's works are in collections around the world, and have been published in Rockport Publishers Best of Watercolor: Painting Light and Shadow and A Gallery of Marine Art. She is proud to be a signature member of many prestigious art groups such as the National Watercolor Society, and The Florida Watercolor Society.

South Florida is home to Ruth and her husband. Their daughter, son, daughter-in-law and five grandsons live nearby. She has also found time away from her art to be involved in her community as a member of the Bal Harbour Civic Association, the Miami Beach Beautification Board, and the Miami Beach Recreation Department Committee. She was a staff member of the Miami Beach Recreation Department where she coached girls in sports, and also taught a Pre-K program. Ruth was a Brownie Leader, Den mother for Cub-Scouts, President of the University of Miami Hurricane Club (the first woman to ever hold that position), University of Miami Hall of Fame member and a President of the P.T.A. On the college level, she became president of Phi-Lambda-Pi, a female Fraternity. Ruth enjoys wearing many hats, which she feels contributes to the way she sees the world around her and influences the way she creates her paintings.