My name is Ruth, I was born and raised in VENICE, CA. I am an artist who uses art for positive social change, working with concepts that reflect identity and the value of people to their community.

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” I get goosebumps!! The West of Lincoln Project is truly AWESOME ! I love ALL the stories and people that make Venice so diverse, colorful and rich in spirit. I think this project is helping to heal hearts as well. Much, much love to you!”

Kristina Peterson
Venice, VBWL, tags from Venice, CA, California, Venice Skate Park, art for humanity, Skateboard art, artist, female artist from Venice Beach, Art about people, urban art, Venice Ca artist, Paintings, Acrylic portraiture

“I had no idea that having a portrait portraying my life growing up in Venice would be such a powerful, healing and spiritual experience”

Elaine Love Leslie

“My strength comes from remembering who I was as a little girl growing up in Venice, Ca..  Having lived a less then perfect childhood I found that my innocence made me brave and strong. She is my hero”

Gloria Olivas Omar

“The BELONGING project gives a voice and perspective of the Nisenan Indians, the Native Americans who were here for countless generations before the California gold rush. This project will help raise visibility and awareness of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe”

Shelly Covert
Venice, African Americans from Venice, tags from Venice, CA, California, Venice Skate Park, David Fowler, art for humanity, Skateboard art, artist, female artist from Venice Beach, Art about people, urban art, Venice Ca artist, Paintings, Acrylic portraiture

“The West of Lincoln Project has given me the inspiration to continue working on the book I’ve been writing about the women in my family, “Amazon Women of The South”

Rhonda Lynn Wise