Ruth Flaherty

Ruth Flaherty

Ruth Flaherty studied the local arts and crafts of various regions of the United States during the past twenty years. Her formal training in the fine arts began in 1965 in West Germany.

For the next three years she studied at the Wiesbaden Kuntschule. Her basic techniques in palette knife oils can be credited to the disciplined instruction of Kuntsneister Herr Herzfeld. In 1968 she graduated with distinction. The last several years she has exclusively painted in water media.

Mrs. Flaherty has received recognition in juried shows in Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Tucson. She is an active member of numerous art groups including the Sante Fe Society of Artists and the Independent Artists Gallery Co-op.

While her paintings have a definite Southwestern flavor, there is always a touch of the old masters style which viewers find pleasing.