Ruth Egnater was born in Detroit, MI. She has been creating art since her first memories. Currently working as a full-time printmaker she has been accepted to exhibitions and competitions in the United States and abroad. She is currently working on a superhero collection for a children’s book.
I draw inspiration from nature, animals, and life's beauty and challenges for my prints.
My retirement from my nursing career gave me time to do some serious work on regaining my health and stir up some courage to start doing art full-time. My studio is situated by water, a forest, and a bird sanctuary and the surroundings influence my prints. I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life, and the majority of my art reflects my love of all creatures, big and small. By surrounding myself with nature's beauty, I am inspired to create playful images; my prints are not realistic or “photo” like.
Now that I am able to dedicate much of my time to printmaking, I spend my days in the studio with my dog Phoebe, my self-declared assistant. With her company, I dedicate many hours to creating prints that represent mother nature's beautiful creations and bits and pieces of life's challenges and triumphs.
My prints have been accepted to art exhibitions and competitions domestically and internationally. I have been honored to receive awards for my prints throughout my art career.