Meet the Artist
Mary J. Ruggles
As a longtime resident of Sonoma County, Mary took up watercolor painting when her children were in high school. Since those first steps into art, Mary has diversified into many different mediums. Mary has long been a lover of art, and as a student of art history at Scripps College Claremont, she developed a critical eye and an extensive understanding of some of the greatest artists throughout history. Over time, she has developed a style based on the techniques of some of her favorite art and artists, including Monet, and Renoir, and Eric Carle.
Mary is an active member of the Artists Round Table of Sonoma County. She also volunteers in her grandchildren's school classrooms, introducing students to courses in sketching, watercolor, Japanese brush painting, and collage.