Since 1980, Kathleen Cope Ruoss has enjoyed creating fine art watercolors from her studio in rural Schwenksville, Montgomery County, PA. This self-taught artist has spent years honing her skills in watercolors.
Many of the techniques used by the artist have been learned simply through imitation, trial, and error. This learning process instilled in her a commitment to quality and excellence. Kathy believes that natural talent is something you have it can not be learned. But what must be learned is the perseverance and dedication an artist needs to translate that talent into a work of art.
Kathleen grew up in a close knit family with 4 sisters and 3 brothers in a stone farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. Her emotionally charged paintings are inspired by her childhood memories and her love of family.
She still lives within 4 miles of that beloved farmhouse which she calls "The Farm". It is the basis for her painting entitled "Washday at the Farm". A stone farmhouse where Kathleen grew up (complete with her Dad's tractor), it is the place that she always refers to as "home".