Welcome !

I am a painter, lover of life, and advocate for positive social change.

My name is Ruth Chase, I grew up in Venice, California. 

Venice taught me that I could choose not to be afraid, and that dreams come true if you don’t give up.

For the past two years I have dedicated my time to the West of Lincoln Project, a series of paintings about Venice locals who’ve transformed experiences of adversity into valuable life wisdom. Don’t miss the August 5th Opening Reception at Venice Arts. Sign up for my newsletter or just say hi by clicking here.

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“What others often don’t understand about people who grew up in Venice during the late 70’s was that, in Venice, you had to be tough; hold your own on the street”

Meta Zimmerman

“I relate to the wolf because of its strength, speed, and because me and my brothers were raised like a wolf pack in Dogtown”

Brad James

Your project is bringing people together and caring about their stories, it is truly the spirit of old Venice and community.

Jill Weiss Ippolito

Thank you my Venice Sister! You have a awakened a pride in me that I haven’t felt in a long time regarding our hometown of Venice.

Shannon Robinson LeFort

“Her West of Lincoln painting series pays tribute to a population of people who shaped the history of an untamed community, while preserving their historic significance”

The Huffington Post