MINEVILLE Ruth Rumney is a well-known name in the artistic world. The lady, even now at age 85, paints every day with her God-given talent.
As a child she developed a love of painting. Her parents recognized the gift and arranged for her to study with Norwegian-born Hans Anderson. That was her only formal instruction.
She is well-known for her ethereal paintings, in which she captures a spiritual dimension of nature.
Her hand is guided with the love in her heart and eyes as they behold something special that urges her to paint the beauty that abounds in the forest the landscapes, the animals, the birds, the flowers, her children.
Rumney was born in Westport and resides in Mineville. She has nine children: Colleen, George, Cherry, Kathleen, Mary, Mark, Eric, Chloe and Adam. She also has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband was the late George Carson.
Over the years she has received numerous art awards, including ones form Westport Fair, Lake Placid Arena, Chaffee Art gallery in Rutland, Vt.
She has exhibited in Pittsburgh, Pinehurst, N.C., the Peel Gallery in Vermont, the Chaffee Art Gallery in Rutland, the Southern Vermont Art Center, the Lake Placid Art Center, Cayuga Museum of Art, Crandall Library in Glens Falls, Clinton County Council on the Arts, Adirondack Center Museum in Elizabethtown, the Jay Rogers Gallery in Peru, the Hancock House in Ticonderoga, the Lee House in Port Henry and the Deers Head Inn in Elizabethtown.
Rumneys paintings are in the permanent collection at St. Lawrence University and in private collections throughout the United States and in England, Holland, Italy, Germany, Pakistan and Africa.