Ruth-Anne Siegel grew up on Long Island and from a very young age knew that she wanted to be an artist. Siegel’s family encouraged her artistic interests by frequently visiting the various museums and galleries in New York City.
She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and received a BFA in graphic design. Siegel has spent her career working as a graphic designer in New York City and now in the San Francisco Bay area. Recognizing her desire to create fine art, she began painting in oils, collage, and acrylics.
Ruth-Anne Siegel’s vibrant art is a translation of memory reflecting a specific time and place. The influence of Franz Kline, Wolf Kahn, and Milton Avery is apparent by the bold colors, strong marks and juxtaposition of warm and cool colors.
Siegel’s compositions have elements of glistening light where she manipulates the paint to mimic the bright or misty hues of her world. Although each painting is completely abstract, they are evocative of landscapes one would pass on a busy interstate or bridge into a major city.
Siegel’s work is in collections throughout the US and internationally. She resides in Northern California.