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Ruth Mayer Gallery

116 Sumner Avenue, Avalon CA


American Master Artist – Ruth Mayer

Ruth Mayer 60 year professional Artist career has taken her to distant places on the globe, painting virtually hundreds of works. When not traveling painting capturing great moments of history and events, Ruth can be found in her California home studio, or her favorite haunt in her gallery on Catalina Island 26 miles across the sea from her Dana Point home.

Hubbard Museum Award For Excellence

Among her distinctions during her career, she received the prestigious “American Masters” Award from the “Hubbard Museum” in 1991. Ruth was also presented with a Key to the city of Las Vegas, and her own name day by proclamation of the Mayor’s office Pro Tem Ron Lurie for her 8′ painting titled “Las Vegas”. The painting sold for $100,000. in 1985.

Ruth Mayer – an Artist by birth she will tell you

Ruth is an Artist by birth she will tell you … Ruth is known for her multitudes of diverse painting styles, whose scope of interests knows no bounds. First time visitors to Ruth Mayer Galleries, are startled to learn the body of work is one artist, ranging from Cityscapes, Portraits, Surrealism, Realism, Abstract, Impressionism, Fantasy, Landscapes, Seascapes, Sports. Her repertoire is virtually limitless. A highly unusual character to possess in a world intent on assigning an identity niche to all things in the digital age. Clearly Ruth Mayer commands her freedom, to explore, and interprinterpret the experiences of life on her own terms. She earned a Master’s Degree in Art History, that undoubtedly left its mark upon her imagination.

Ruth’s Signature Characteristics – Subliminal Imagery

Among Signature characteristics of her work, Ruth paints herself in her paintings, although not always visibly obvious to the viewer. Another mark of Ruth’s work are painting Images within images as naturally as when we were children we saw images in the clouds, her childlike nature has never left her, and only become more subliminal. You never know when Angels are looking upon you through her work.

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