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Photograph of Artist RUTH ZACHARY
RUTH ZACHARY
Cliffside Park, New Jersey - United States



, Memorys Roses, Floral, $63
, Laundry Day Rain Coming, Landscape, $63
, Island Patriot, Americana, $63

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Artist Statement

My goal is to create striking images that touch the viewer emotionally. I try to capture the essence of a subject or scene, so that the viewer reacts with an immediate recognition, and immediate "click" of "Yes." I depend upon composition, simplicity, shape and contrast, as well as my own aesthetic sense and emotional responses. I love creating art through photography. For me it is an opportunity for self-expression, a means of capturing a moment in time and creating beauty, as well as am important means of communication. My education includes a Masters in Social Work and a BA in English Literature. I have done formal study in drawing and pastel, but my photographic study has been informal and self-taught. Since 1980, I have been a frequent visitor to Monhegan Island, 12 miles off the coast of Maine, a remote lobstering island with a summer artists' colony. On Monhegan, I became friends with a group of painters and photographers. I applied what I learned from them to my own work. (Those I am most grateful to include Frances Kornbluth, Leo Brooks, Robin Young, Judi Wagner, Josie Vargas and Nancy Stanich.) I show my art summers on Monhegan Island since the early 1990s, and year-round in the NY-NJ area. During the winters I like to use my work for the benefit of others, selling photographs to raise money for causes I believe in. And, as a clinical social worker, I volunteer some time as a facilitator ...

Original Artworks (118)

Ruth Zachary; Fishermans Jumble, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 An almost black and white image popped with colorful lobstermen' s buoys.  Traditional skiffs, row boats on Fish Beach, Monhegan Island, Maine. Larger sizes available ( 11 x 14, $98) ....
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Roses And Red House, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Delicate ragusa roses in the foreground, iconic Red House and ocean all misty in the background. Monhegan Island, Maine. Larger sizes available ( 11 x 14, $98)...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Sailing By, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Vintage schooner, sail up, passing through islands off the coast of Maine. ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Glorias View, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Winter snow and sky scene, just across from my dear friend Gloria' s house in rural Limerick, Maine.  Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98) . ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Memorys Roses, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Lush pale pink roses and dark green leaves on wooden trellis, old textured door and steps. Monhegan Island, Maine. Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98) ....
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Laundry Day Rain Coming, 2012, Original Photography Black and White, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Laundry on the line, traditional New England cottage looking out to sea, billowy cloud bank threatening rain.  ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Black and White Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Island Patriot, 2012, Original Photography Black and White, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Forty- eight star American flag displayed on rustic shaker shingled New England barn.  Monhegan Island, Maine.   ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Black and White Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Silver And Gold, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Silver And Gold because the lobster boats and the sea are silvery and the sea weed is golden.  The harbor of Monhegan Island, Maine.  ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Sunflower Summer, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Recently someone remared- - boy that sunflower has personality! Sunflower above a bed of yellow mustard ( I think) , backed by blue sea, sky and billowy clouds. Monhegan Island, Maine.  Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98) . ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Night Shine, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 A rare sunset sky, rays bursting amid clouds of gray, over silver sea, trees in silhouette. ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Sky Over Keepers House, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 The original light house keeper' s house on Monhegan Island, Maine, still stands.  Red and white; shapes and angles; light and shadows.  Big blue sky.  Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98)...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Puddle Girl, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Little girl, blond curls, flowery red dress, tall green boots and a puddle! Made for each other! Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98) .   ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Monhegan Sky, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Great big puff clouds in blue, blue sky over Monhegan Island, Maine harbor and dock, Island Inn.  Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98) ....
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Lightkeepers Sky, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Clear aqua blue sky topped by billowy white clouds over red and white vintage light house keeper' s house. Majestic simplicity. Monhegan Island, Maine.  Larger size available ( 11 x 14, $98. )...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Sky Celebration, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sunset in stripes of purple, pink, apricot  and yellow, reflected in indigo sea, islands in silhouette, dock in shadow. Monhegan Island, Maine. Larger size available, 11 x 14, $98. ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Uncle Henrys Sunset Sky, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sunset sky in lilacs, lavenders, blues, pinks and yellows. Reflected pink in the indigo sea and peeking through the cottage window. Cottage and landscape in shadow. Monhegan Island, Maine.  Larger size available, 11 x 14, $98. ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; As The Tide Goes Out, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches.
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Monhegan Sky, 2012, Original Photography Color, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Clouds upon clouds! Over blue sky and harbor. Iconic Monhegan: Island Inn, The Influence, Fish House. Monhegan Island, Maine.  Larger size available, 11 x 14, $98.  ...
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Schooner At Twilight, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches.
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Ruth Zachary; Monhegan Village Clouds, 2012, Original Photography Color, 8 x 10 inches.
Ruth Zachary
Original Color Photograph, 2012
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