THIS Saturday, April 29, 11 – 4p

I am opening my studio to the public for an informal showing of the West of Lincoln Project before it is shipped to Los Angeles for the big exhibition in August at Venice Arts. Learn More >


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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“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

“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

“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

“Growing up in Venice, I learned that we all make a choice in life – we choose where we want to “live” in our consciousness, and how we want to spend our precious days on this earth”

Rhonda Elwell

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

Jill Weiss Ippolito