Oil Paintings 

From my studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and the years that followed.

Details of Piece, 1989, 4 x6′, Oil on Canvas
Cora by Ruth Chase
2003, 3 x 4′, Oil on Canvas, Boudreaux Collection
Oil on canvas portrait, art about spirituality
3 x 4′, 2004, Oil on Canvas, Robenalt Collection
1991, 4 x 6′, Oil on Canvas, Ocampo Collection
No Utopia Here, 1989, 4 x6′, Oil on Canvas
Visiting With Edna, Instant Coffee and Charcoal on paper

Identity 2018


Faceted 12 x 9 acrylic on canvas by Ruth Chase 2018 about identity pink black figure women
Faceted, 12 x 9″ acrylic on canvas
How Do You Identify, 12 x 9 acrylic on canvas by Ruth Chase, identity, pink, hand, black figure
How Do You Identify, 12 x 9″, acrylic on canvas, Boudreaux Collection
Innocence Before Branding, by Ruth Chase 9 x 12 acrylic on canvas, identity, pink, 2018
Innocence Before Branding, 12 x 9″ acrylic on canvas, Snelgrove Collection
SHE, by Ruth Chase 12 x 16 acrylic on canvas, identity, pink, 2018
SHE, 12 x 16″ acrylic on canvas

Artist as Mother Series 2015

An introspection of motherhood, the struggles I have being my daughter’s teacher, when really she is my teacher, and finding humor in the painful growth stages we both encounter.  Drawn intuitively, scribbling lines until I can feel an image out of a mess that speaks to me, allowing an element of surprise by what my unconscious is delivering in form.


Mommy Play Date by Ruth Chase
Play-date, 2015, charcoal and pencil on paper
Art about mother and daughter, art with a concept, charcoal line drawing
Daughter Birthing Mother, 2015, charcoal on paper
Charcoal on Paper
Alone, 2015, charcoal on paper
one eyed charcoal drawing, art, charcoal on paper, california artist, surreal
Cycle, 2015, charcoal on paper
Playing With Shapes by Ruth Chase Charcoal on Paper 14x17inches 2015
2015, charcoal on paper

Becoming a Better Sinner Series 2014

About the structures we put in place to try to make us feel right or belong that result in a residue of guilt from self-betrayal. Here I’m playing with the meaning of the word, a word with so much charge and button-pushing in our world. I find that what others may call a sin isn’t really what I would call a sin.


Acrylic on Paper, Surreal Painting, Art, Eye Art, Figurative Art, Emerging Artist, California Artist, Charcoal Drawing, Contemporary Charcoal Drawing, Unique Drawing
Sin, 2014, paint and charcoal on Paper