Les Agrumes-Citron Jaune et Citron Vert sur Fond gris

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Dimensions: 9" x 7"

By: France Ruhnke Fine Art

About the Artist:
From the French Atlantic coast of South Brittany where France Ruhnke was born and raised, to the Pacific coast of Carmel, California where she now resides, France's journey has unwaveringly travelled through her expression of artistic talents and creativity. She was always drawn to art and learning new crafts. Throughout her life, she studied the arts of drawing, painting, watercolor, photography, sculpture, pottery, custom framing, mosaics, upholstery and sewing. She also studied engineering and started her career in Paris designing offshore platforms.

France discovered oil painting through an art workshop in Big Sur, California in 2015 and has been devoting her art to this medium since. She finds inspiration in the merging of French and American cultures as well as the mix of seaside and countryside. She incorporates in her art her intimate perspective and joy for colors, light, movement, shapes, textures, and her approach to reality as an Interior Designer. She enjoys rendering her sensibility of nature's effects of light on both indoor and outdoor scapes. Her paintings reflect her attention to elegance and composition. She loves studying still-lives, ceramics, draped textiles, landscapes, waters, animals and architecture.

'Painting has become a need in my life because it peacefully opens my vision even more every day to the poetic beauty that surrounds us.'

France now lives in Carmel Valley where she built her farm and residence 'Plumes Farm' with her husband local Architect Henry Ruhnke and enjoys growing their organic produces and taking care of their animals. She is building her new art studio in the barn to fully devote herself to her art and enjoy the pleasures of their meaningful lifestyle.

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