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Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

Ming Myaskovsky Fine Art Award
Excellence in Oil Painting
SoJie 14, October 2011

October 2011 Juried
Invitational Exhibition

Artist – Photographer, Surfer, Hiker – Scientist/Naturalist, Animal Lover,Writer. " LIFE SEEN THROUGH ART – IS A LIFE WORTH HAVING LIVED"- Joseph Y. Ruff…. Born, San Diego,Ca., only child,Navy brat, Japanese mom, German Dad. Started drawing before I could talk.Parents gone a lot,dad overseas,mom silk embroidery/life size Kabuki doll artist. Would stay months at a time in my room drawing /reading. Read Encyclopedia Britannica, adult version, cover to cover over 5th grade summer..First sale, 5th grade, – Gary Blackmore 3/4 view van gogh style heavy colored chalk portrait to San Diego evening tribune for feature @ 350.00. 2 nd sale, 6th grade, – San Diego Bay view city skyline,midnight lights, pastels, @875.00, to San Diego museum of modern art, perm collection. Moved every few years, lived Asia, the Americas, Europe,north Africa. Graduated from, – Kenitra Amer H S, Rabat, Morocco, n Africa, colleges, – San Diego state univ, aa-phyical science, UCSD-La Jolla, Revel ext.,ba-physics, ma-astrophysics. Art scholarship – Chicago Art Institute @ Allerton school of art. Teach, – San Diego State Univ. – fine art, oil painting,beg/ int/ adv. Big Island, – H S ,physics, math, astronomy,molecular biology,geology. Current location, Kaneohe Bay,Oahu. Water child, never lived more than 5 miles from large mass of water. Surf almost every day,surfed every place I’ve lived. Avid hiker, hiked over 250 Oahu trails alone.Hike 4-6/wk w/my 3 dogs. Further away, higher, deeper, more dangerous, the better. Current hiking/nature photo compilation greater than 500,000, total # photos in stock more than 750,000. Total # photos, me – 2. Currently working on, – fine art oil paintng, Photo/narration/music cd Oahu hiking trails, books, – photo narration Oahu hiking trails, Photo Encyclopedia narrative, Oahu hiking Trails Guide/Encyclopedia. Current # cameras 4. Current # surfboards 24. …

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Posted over 6 years – 2 comments

My painting is helping Children / Joe you just have to see this..Linda a therapist for children emailed and asked If she could use my art..childrens imagination and i told here I am so honored that you would put this on your website and when she wrote me this morning ..I of course went in and there was your wonderful painting below…how great is that…just love i…
Posted over 6 years – 21 comments

My Painting Sunday Afternoon at the Beach is going National!

From: / Stephen Blancett / / Subject: / Your painting Sunday Afternoon at the Beach / Message: / Hello Joseph, / I am the Art and Production manager for Natural Awakening Magazine. And we are interested in using your painting “Sunday Afternoon at the Beach” as a cover option for our August issue. Below is a little info about our magazine and how we wo…
Posted over 6 years – 23 comments

I was featured on RB HOMEPAGE today!

Congratulations! Your work is featured on the RedBubble homepage today. One of our homepage curators picked your image because they thought it was brilliant! / Here is link to a copy of the page – / Please feel free to post the link to Facebook, send it to friends, blog about it and let people know. And below is an imag…
Posted almost 7 years – 16 comments
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