Ruth Squitieri has moved from drawing and watercolor to acrylics, mixed media, and oils to pen and ink. Small travel sketches are her favorite subject to spend her vacations or free time. Ruth is completely self-taught. She grew up in Germany before moving to the States in her early 20s. Ruth has been teaching in New Smyrna Beach for the last 6 years, from composition and perspective to oil painting, portrait drawing and plein air painting. Her favorite class is pen and ink, as it is so versatile and fluid. New techniques and materials are found every day and with every new student. Ruth develops a quick but well-thought-out composition sketch before jumping right in and inking energetic lines that convey her feeling about the subject in front of her. Splashes of color dramatize the energy and joy that end of in her finished sketches.