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About Ruth

Ruth Todd Evans has dedicated the proceeds of her painting to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She has studied oil painting with Sebastian Capella and Raye Anne Marks and drawing with Irina Gronborg and Kathi McCord. She draws inspiration from her home and garden, and travels. Her work is in collections from New York to California. She has had a one-woman show at J Dewers Gallery in San Diego in September 2005 and a one-woman show at the Rancho Santa Fe Library and a two-person show at the Wells Fargo Mortgage Bank inRancho Santa Fe, California in 2010. She has been exhibited and awarded at the San Diego Fair including 1st Place in Still Life in 2011. Her work is shown at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild and other venues in San Diego including the La Jolla Art Association. Ruth particularly enjoys painting seascapes, children at the beach, nautical scenes and still life compositions. She will paint commissions to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She wrote and illustrated the book, The Panda Who Would Not Eat, which was released by Sunbelt Publications in the fall of 2007. All of her proceeds from the book sales benefit the San Diego Botanic Garden Children’s Garden and the San Diego Zoo.


Goucher College, Baltimore, B.A.

University of Rochester School of Medicine, M.D.

1998-2002 Drawing,  private classes, Irina Gronborg

2005-2006, drawing classes with Kathi McCord

2000-2009 Fine Arts, private classes, Sebastian Capella

2006-2007, private classes, Raye Anne Marks

2000-2012, private lessons, Sebastian Capella


2006 Del Mar Fair, honorable mention, "landscape"

2009 Del Mar Fair, second place, Still Life

2010 Del Mar Fair, second place and honorable mention, Still Life

2011 Del Mar Fair, first place, Still Life

2012 Del Mar Fair, honorable mention, Still Life


2004 Federal Building

2004-present Del Mar Fair

2005 Solo Show, J. Dewar’s Gallery, Gaslamp District, San Diego

2006 Solo Show, Rancho Santa Fe Library

Multiple shows, Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild

Multiple shows, La Jolla Art Association


Rancho Santa Fe Artists Guild

La Jolla Art Assoication


Has written and illunstrated a children's book , The Panda Who Would Not Eat, released by Sunbelt Publications , Fall 2007