BIOGRAPHY

Ruth Beeve is a native Californian and earned her signature in the California Watercolor Association. She studied art at the University of California, Berkeley, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA and at many workshops with nationally known painters. She works with oils, casein and watercolor. She is represented by Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Winters Gallery, Illinois, and Art Concepts, Walnut Creek, CA.

SELECTED EXHIBITS AND AWARDS

2015 Two person show, aRt Cottage, Concord, CA
2013 ARTIST GETAWAY, Artist Choice Award, Occidental, CA​​
2011 THE BEAUTY OF MT. DIABLO, Lindsey Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA
2010 IMAGINE CALIFORNIA, Kevin Milligan Gallery, Danville, CA
2008 SOLO EXHIBITION, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2007 SLOPES OF DIABLO, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2007 CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE BUILDING, representing Contra Costa County
2007 Two paintings exhibited at FORBES GALLERIES, New York, New York
2007 ARTICLE with paintings published in the March Issue of American Artist Magazine
2006 Awarded week of residency at FORBES TRINCHERA ranch, Colorado, by American Artist Magazine
2005 California Watercolor Association National Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2003 UNBOUNDED VISTAS, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College of California
2000 Painting published in book, SPLASH 6
1999 WATER+COLOR Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1999 Painting published in magazine INTERNATIONAL ARTIST, April/May
1998 ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL WATERMEDIA Exhibition, Golden Colorado
1997 55 ALIVE Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1990 EASTBAY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL Exhibit, Merit Award
1989 CALIFORNIA WORKS, California State Fair, Award of Excellence
1987 YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE INTERNATIONAL Exhibition, Yosemite, CA
1987 EASTBAY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL Exhibition, 1st Award
1984 Paintings published in magazine, WINE COUNTRY, January
1983 SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Exhibition, San Diego, CA
1982 WORKS ON PAPER, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Although I paint many other areas as well, I have spent a lot of time painting on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The naturalist, John Muir, called these mountains “The Range of Light," and they are spectacular. I travel to the high country and paint that light as often as possible.
​I support environmental groups, such as the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society and Save Mount Diablo, in their efforts to preserve and/or restore the natural landscape.

Ruth Beeve Fine Art

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