Rick Ruark

Ruark works largely with acrylics on board and canvas. His subject matter is based on his current mood and experiences while he uses a variety of styles. In the late 1980’s, Ruark had exhibitions in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, he enjoyed a successful career in computer animation. However, his neuropathy left him unable to use a computer keyboard and he retired. His work has been exhibited in various locations in southern Florida and in Pennsylvania. Since becoming disabled, his focus has been painting as a means to better deal with his condition. Ruark says, “Art is the medicine that comes from the soul.”