…And Another Thing


As I mentioned last week, working with DiaNoche Designs introduced me to a number of Canadian artisans that happen to have licensing deals with the brand. While I featured Ebi Emporium’s bright oil painting designs previously, this week I’m turning my attention to Christian contemporary artist Ruth Palmer.

Ruther Palmer Blue and Pink MovementYou’ll notice above that Christian is very much part of Ruth’s job description. Nearly two decades ago, Ruth was working in the Alberta oil industry when she answered her true calling – to become a painter, where she quickly found inner peace and a sign perhaps this was the way her life was meant to go. Shortly thereafter, Ruth began churning out spectacular original paintings that were quickly snapped up at art shows and events.

Ruth Palmer Intercessory PrayersAlthough on paper Ruth’s bold strokes of colour and texture may simply appear abstract, she very much divines inspiration from her faith; many of her pieces are named after Biblical passages or draw on the themes of Christian values and stories. Personally I like the duality of Ruth’s work. If you’re buying a piece of art for someone as a housewarming gift, as a churchgoer they might sincerely appreciate the hand of God as it were and the role it plays in Ruth’s pieces. Alternatively, if someone isn’t particularly religious, there’s no reason they can’t enjoy these pretty works.

Ruth Palmer Cruise ShipRuth’s work has gotten her plenty of attention in a host of unexpected places. Apart from selling her originals and prints to customers all over the world, one of her prints has actually been used by fashion designer Jessie Yune. In addition, Ruth was commissioned to develop all of the artwork for the cruise ship Sovereign (pictured above).

Ruth Palmer WOrkMore than anything, I think what impresses me about Ruth’s work is how prolific she appears to be. Her pieces (mostly prints) are sold at nearly a dozen different retailers, and have been licensed for use on everything from throw pillows and tees to iPad cases and art cards. Although her prints vary from sheer abstracts to modern cubist style takes to more literal interpretations, there’s still something absolutely apparent in every one of Ruth’s prints: joy. You can tell by looking at any of her work that she takes pleasure in her chosen path, and when that’s the case, the imagination is completely free to roam and create such beautiful pieces.

Ruth Palmer twisted sense of humour

In terms of where you can actually pick up one of Ruth’s pieces, the list is quite long, but I’ve included it below for your perusal. The great thing about today’s art market is you can typically score fantastic pieces of your choice for under $50 – as is the case with most of these sources. While you’ll primarily find art prints (which then need to be mounted and framed for the most part) there were still a few fun finds at some of these other retailers.

Artist Rising
Imagekind
Art.com
Fine Art America
Red Bubble
Great Big Canvas
All My WallsSociety6 (your best bet for non-prints)
DiaNoche Designs (of course!)

Ruth Palmer Circle PrintsFinally, Ruth has graciously decided to give away two of her prints to one lucky winner – these 16 x 16 graphic prints make a bold statement in neutral colours that will match just about anyone’s decor. Keen on sprucing up your walls? Here’s how to enter to win ‘em:

1) Leave a comment by October 4th with a link back to your favourite item from Ruth Palmer. You can use ANY of the links above to go browsing – just make sure the link’s in your comment!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 5th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Go be a friend to Ruth on Facebook. Leave a comment about which of her pieces you love the best – friendly reminder, you’re under no obligation to mention the CGG – and then link back to it in the comments below to earn a bonus entry.

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50 Responses to “…And Another Thing”
  1. Ashley says:

    Intercessory Prayers is very cool. All that colour, mess, and disorder, yet, it’s beautiful.

  2. cookie3 says:

    http://www.greatbigcanvas.com/view/the-landing-place-ii,1999864/?s=GLQuaEmlN9IpI3yy8kYjRWKlYnkg65uYeGLP39saiWMgPuGVx5SEHMsz3Sn8m
    Love most of her work, might have to seek out the originals rather than a print.The one above ifs awesome.

  3. Alison K says:

    My favourite item from Ruth Palmer is her “Green Long”, http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=6135635

  4. i like the Artist rising the colors really stand out and are vibariant

  5. Pam says:

    I love how colourful they are

  6. barb derick says:

    I love her art work so vibrant …

  7. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I loved Spring Meadows II on GreatBigCanvas.com. The Little Blue Flowers was also beautiful.

  8. Betty S says:

    so many to choice from really would need a while to check to see what is my favourite, but I do love this one
    http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=2848974

  9. nicolthepickle says:

    Wow, she’s cool! I like this one http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=8288487 a lot!

  10. Margaret Imecs says:

    I love the Oversize Daisies Two fine art print http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=5304673

  11. Phil says:

    I would love to own one of these masterpieces for my home.

  12. hard to pick just one but this one speaks to me for the love of poppies http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=907125

  13. I like the Tree of living colour

  14. Natalie S says:

    I love how striking this shot is! http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=547556 Would love to hang it in my office

  15. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I visited, liked and commented on Ruth’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/RuthPalmerFineArtStudio/posts/654066921294034

  16. Melanie. says:

    I like the one entitled ‘Deep Roots’
    http://fineartamerica.com/showframe.php?id=304783

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