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Ruth Cox, Signature Member
Ruth Cox is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC.  She graduated from Myrtle  Beach High School and received a B.A. degree in Art Education from University of SC.  She taught Art in Aynor High School and Myrtle Beach Primary School. After raising her two sons, Seth and Matthew, she worked for a while as a  Medical Transcriptionist.  Since 1994, she has worked as Artist and Muralist, full time. Besides painting murals, she  enjoys Plein Air painting, pet portraits, and teaching drawing and painting to beginners.  She has been a member of  Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, Seacoast Artist Guild, and Southern Ladies Art Conference. She is a member of  the  International Plein Air Painters.  She is the founder of  the Plein Air Landscape Society, a local painting club.  She is a Signature Member of the international art website, where she has  published instructional articles and demonstrations and is a regular contributor to the Plein Air and Decorative Arts  Forums.  She has taken lessons and workshops from James Sulkowski, Alex Powers, Perry Austin, John Szekes. 

Her website is

Her murals and paintings have been shown at the following locations:

Vista Bank, Conway, SC
Black Water Market, Conway, SC
Chamber of Commerce, Conway, SC
Artworks Gallery, Litchfield Beach, SC   
Collector's Cafe, Myrtle Beach, SC   
New York, NY Deli, Conway, SC
J. Adams Gallery, Conway, SC   
Sunset River Gallery, Calabash, NC   
Landscapes Gallery, High Springs, FL
Conway National Bank, Conway, SC   
Hampton Inn, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Coastal Carolina University, H. Dale Williams building 
Coral Beach Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC
Holiday Inn South, Myrtle Beach, SC   
Holiday Inn, Pavilion, Myrtle Beach, SC 
Patricia Grand Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC   
Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf, Myrtle Beach, SC
Texas Steak House, Richmond, VA  
Hurricane Hattie's Restaurant, Richmond, VA
Private homes in SC, NC, VA, MD  
Sturzenbecker Constructioni Co., Myrtle Beach, SC


She also designed and painted backdrops for several Myrtle Beach theaters:
Theatre of the Republic    Summer of '66, Gatlin Brothers Theatre
Snoopy's Magic on Ice    Tricycle Productions
All-American Music Theatre    

She has participated in the following shows and exhibits:
Annual Paint-out   Sponsor Kinston Arts Council -   Kinston, NC  Second prize award  2011 
One Woman Show   Sponsor: Community Center for the Arts,  Kinston, NC  October 2011
Conway Art Walk                         04/01/2006      
        Black Water Market    Conway, SC    Sponsor: Conway Chamber of Commerce
One Woman Show           12/15/2006
       J. Adams Gallery, Conway, SC
Conway's Finest Artists     10/11/2005      12/31/2005     
        Richardson Art Gallery, Conway, SC    Sponsor: Conway Chamber of Commerce
Florals and Gardens                          06/01/2005      07/01/2005      
         Durinda's Art Studio   Chattanooga TN                                                        
Friends of Socastee Library                  03/01/2004      04/01/2004    
        Socastee Public Library      Socastee, SC                                            
Heart Ball 2004                              03/06/2004   
        Marriott Resort , Myrtle Beach SC         Sponsor:  American Heart Association  
Conway Jazz Festival Show              05/07/2005  
         J.Adams Gallery, Conway, SC       Sponsor: Conway Chamber of Commerce
One Woman Art Show             11/25/2005
        J. Adams Gallery, Conway, SC
Leu Gardens Paintout 2004                    03/05/2004      03/06/2004    Purchase Award
      Leu Gardens, Orlando FL             Sponsor:  CFPAA                    
Orange Lake Exhibit                          09/01/2004      10/01/2004  
          Landscapes Gallery     High Springs, FL
Spring Show      Seacoast Art Guild    06/15/2005      06/30/2005 
 Litchfield Exchange,  Litchfield Beach, SC
Seacoast Artist Guild of SC                04/16/2004      04/18/2004      
 Inlet Square Mall,  Garden City, SC
A Breath of Fresh Air                   01/11/2004      02/28/2004    
 Thomasville Art Center, Thomasville, GA    Sponsor: Southern Ladies Art Conference
SLAC at Landscapes Gallery        03/02/2004      04/02/2004    
Site: High Springs, FL   Sponsor: Southern Ladies Art Conference                    
SLAC Fall 2006                       09/01/2006      11/01/1931     
    : Callaway Gardens Discovery Center  GA           Sponsor: Southern Ladies Art Conference                       Associated Artists of Southport   Spring 2004 art show       03/01/2004      03/26/2004                         
       Franklin Square Gallery  Southport NC                                                      
Wilmington Art Association  22nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show    04/02/2004      04/04/2004  Second Place Award
            St. Thomas Preservation Hall, Wilmington NC  
Southern Ladies Art Conference show      02/01/2006  03/01/2006
    Harris Cultural Arts Center, Calhoun GA
Southern Light Plein Air Paint-Out May 2007
       Harbor Club, Charleston, SC         Sponsor: Broad Street Merchants Association
One-Woman Show    January 2009
Southern Portraits Gallery
Myrtle Beach, SC
Paint!Conway plein air paintout     9/11/2009
Conway, SC   First place award
Annual Paint-OutKinston, NC        Sponsor: Kinston Arts Council
Kinston NC      First place award
Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail  2010
Black Water Gallery, Hartsville, SC
Masters Among Us           October 2010
Teachers’ ExhibitSponsor: Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Litchfield Exchange, Pawleys Island SC

Ruth Cox , IPAP 

Artist's Statement
Painting outdoors "en plein air" is a favorite pursuit.  There is nothing like being out in nature, responding to the light, beauty and life that surrounds us.  The magnificence that is out there, filtered through the soul of the artist onto a little piece of canvas , somehow magnifies the soul of the artist and also the soul of the one who views the paintings.  That's the way it feels to me.  I offer these images in the hope that those who see them will also be inspired and touched in some loving way.   Ruth

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Ruth Cox   ___ " Conway Bridge"   ___ oil    11x14
Ruth Cox   ___ " Marsh View " ___ oil         9x12
Ruth Cox ___ " View from Mountain House "  ___ oil 9 x 12
Ruth Cox    ___ " Garden Wall "     ___ oil 11 x 14
Cox__ Ruth  " Breakfast  " __oil  _ 11x14
Cox _ Ruth _ "  Eagles Nest Golf Course " Oi _l 11x14
Cox _ Ruth _ "  Garden Walk " _. Oil  _18 x24
Cox_  Ruth  _ " Vereen Gardens "_ oil  _ 11 x14