Ruth Moscovitch is a largely self-taught artist. She started out as a printmaker, first in Chicago, where she and her husband raised their family, and then continuing in New York City when they moved East in 2005. Ruth’s other career has been as an attorney and arbitrator.
For over fifty years, Ruth and her husband have come to Wonalancet every year, with their children and now grandchildren. They came to visit family and vacation, hiking the local trails and falling in love with this very special and beautiful place. Now they are resident on Ferncroft Road.
Some years ago, Ruth’s mother left her oil paints. She decided to take lessons on how to use them. While her favorite subjects for prints are urban streetscapes and bridges, her favorite subject as a painter is Wonalancet. She paints the mountains, the fields, the clouds, and reflections in the ponds. In addition to oils, she works in watercolor, which is easier to take on hikes and use en plein air.
For the past two years, on Columbus Day weekend, she has opened the family barn on Ferncroft Road, just past Squirrel Bridge, and displayed her paintings for hikers and her neighbors to view and buy. She hopes to make that an annual event.