Ruskin captures a refined sensuality, timeless elegance and a longing for Romanticism in her work. Her technique in drawing and use of line shapes and breathes life into her subjects. At first glance there is an aura of formality, but what lies beneath is a search for perfection and the essence of femininity – not raw or stylized, but “beautified.”
Ruskin, a native New Yorker, began her artistic career as a mature artist training at both the Pratt Institute and later on at the Arts Students League under master instructors Peter Cox and Anthony Palumbo. Her life’s experiences and training have honed her technical skills as a draftsperson and observer. She has exhibited widely across the United States.