I guess I just don’t like “anything” else to be too much like “everything” else….so call me eccentric if u wish…but even “eccentric” is too much of the “same”….Helene Ruiz

Art is my passion, religion and salvation. It is my way of surviving and coping. I paint what I feel, when I feel, There is no “correct” way to conclude the meaning behind my work as it is meant to reach inside of you and for you to decide how it relates to your soul, your life, your experiences.
I love to paint, I cannot imagine my life without it. Drawing and Painting is my true “freedom” as I can say whatever I want without restriction. My siblings all play a musical instrument and are all wonderful musicians. My instrument, however, is a paintbrush and my rhythm is from color.
The stories behind my works are many, I would love to hear how my works may relate to your stories.
original works are available for sale, send me a message and let me know, we can always work it out, all original works prices are negotiable.
“(all works copyright, reproduction in anyway without my permission will be just cause for legal proceedings.)”which includes the use of my work on any of your sites without my permission…..

April 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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June 2010 Juried Invitational ExhibitionMY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 4!

in the darkness, there is
by Helene Ruiz

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 35,000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 4. SoJie 4 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 4th one, ever, and 55 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.

If you do not belong to the group, Solo Exhibition, you cannot participate in commenting; and joining to comment is not encouraged. But you CAN lend support by commenting in my journal, here, about the show.

THIS JOURNAL IS ALSO PART OF A WEB RING. You can also follow other artists involved, by clicking on the WEB RING BADGE below. You don’t need to be a member of Solo Exhibition to show your support, this web ring is especially for non members! Thank you!

September 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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Visit My SoMBA Gallery – Elizabeth Bravo Find Music In Photography
You can SoMBA, too! – sponsored by Solo Exhibition

Visit My SoMBA Gallery – Helene Ruiz Lifes Rhythms And Rhymes
You can SoMBA, too! – sponsored by Solo Exhibition

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Judge, July 2012 Juried
Invitational Exhibition

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<br />See my work in <strong>Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art</strong>, <br />sponsored by Solo Exhibition</a>
See my work in Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art,
sponsored by Solo Exhibition

  • Age: 56
  • Joined: October 2007


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Dear Daddy

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My painting in richmond news paper

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