Our Artist of the Month: Vivian Ruegger
By Betsy Hecht Cramb
This month we feature an accomplished artist who has been working in the field of art for more than 40 years. Vivian Ruegger has her own studio at the Stirling Art Studios & Gallery in Dunedin. She has a distinctive style which you can see reflected in some of her work below.
Vivian studied at the Ringling School of Art as well as the Washington School of Art of Chicago. She was the Director of Art for Clearwater Marine Science Center on Clearwater Beach while she also owned her own art gallery. She has been using a unique paper called Yupo for her art for several years which helps her to create some unique effects.
Viv says, “I’ve been told I have a vivid imagination, so I decided to put it to work. Each piece of art I start is like an adventure in a garden. I have no idea what’s hiding in the paper and as I move through the colors I look very carefully not to miss a fairy, a flower, a bee or something hiding in the leaves.
“I’m constantly inspired by things around me from nature, people and even music. I store them in my mind and then like a flower it blooms on my paper. So I will go on working in the whimsical garden of my imagination and hope you will visit my Garden (Studio).”
Vista Galleries is proud to have framed many of Viv’s works over the past several years.
You can view more of Vivian’s work at: www.vivrueggerstudio.com, or call her at (727) 433-1420.
You can visit her studio at 730 Broadway in downtown Dunedin.
You can also see a few more of her works included here.
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