“Place Of Strength”

acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36″, 2016

Painted in collaboration with Gloria Omar by Ruth Chase. This is one of 11 paintings from the West of Lincoln Project, completed in late 2016. Gloria and Ruth worked closely to capture her unique point of view while dealing with delicate subject matter.  Gloria’s biography was written by Gena Lasko taken from the interview Ruth recorded with Gloria and will be exhibited with the painting in August 2017 at Venice Arts.


Born 1967, grew up on Sunset Ave., Venice, CA.gloria-omar

“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.

One memory I hold dear is how much joy the Festival of Chariots brought to my life then”

– Gloria Olivas Omar

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