Ruth Cox
10" x 10"
Ruth Cox
Myrtle Beach, SC 
Artist Website

Artist Biography:
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, and John Szekes. She is currently teaching oil and acrylic painting at Sunset River Marketplace and Gallery in Calabash, NC.
Her murals and paintings have been shown at the following locations:
Vista Bank, Conway, SC
Sandhills Bank, North Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest, SC
Connections Pediatric Physical Therapy, Carolina Forest, 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 Construction 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 many shows and exhibits in NC, SC, GA, and has received awards, including several First Place and Honorable Mentions.    
 Artist Statement:
I have lived my life at the edges: the edge of the continent, the edge of the ocean, the edge of the marsh, at the edges of the days, sometimes at the edge of despair. This beautiful place has always been my source of peace, comfort, and inspiration.
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 artist and also 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.