Stories From Women Who Walk

Abstract Artist Ruth Dent Celebrates Nature, Humanity And The Spirit.

Episode Summary

Part 1 of guest interview with boldly abstract artist Ruth Dent who mixes colours with emotions to help you celebrate life on earth. 26 minutes

Episode Notes

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk: true-life, practical, funny, heart-breaking, insightful human experience stories from women who are walking their lives while their lives walk them and the lasting difference these journeys have made. You’ll recognize yourself in stories of adversity, challenge, fear, discovery, adventure, expression, and more. Why? Because the sorcery of stories is this: they help each of us to be seen and heard, to understand and be understood. I’m your host, Diane Wyzga.

Today my guest is abstract artist Ruth Dent who is joining us from Bergerac in Southwest France. I met Ruth a few months ago on Linked In after stumbling on her mesmerizing abstract paintings. How does she do it? Ruth mixes colours with emotions to help you celebrate life, nature, humanity, and the spirit in darkness as well as light. Welcome to the podcast, Ruth!


00 to 2:13 - Intro

Who You Are, What You Do, and How It All Began

2:13 to 5:50 - Background and Interpretive Works

Past 5 Years

5:50 to 8:50 - Begins to Follow Her Own Path

8:50 to 10:45 - Breaking Down Her Body of Work

10:45 to 13:45 - Carving Your Own Walk and Expressing Your Own Voice

13:45 to 18:06 - Additional Inspiration, Cathedrals, Labyrinths and Forests  

18:06 to 21:30 - Spectator and Emotional Response

21:30 to 24:00 - What Will Emerge

24:00 to 26:50 - Coming In Part 2  

When I’m engaged in your work I sense a trifecta of themes: Mother Nature and  climate chaos and  sharing beauty and joy in nature; would you tell us more about how these themes spark your imagination....

Here we are, at the end of the road but not the journey. Thank you for listening to this episode of Stories From Women Who Walk with your host Diane Wyzga and my guest boldly abstract artist Ruth Dent. We’ll pick up with Part 2 next Thursday to hear more about Ruth and her work, the themes of Mother Nature, climate chaos, sharing beauty and joy in nature, and much more. Meanwhile, please stop by every Monday through Friday for 60 Seconds, Time Out Tuesday, Story Prompt Friday, and every Thursday for longer guest interviews and Diane-On-Mic episodes. You’ll find us on Simplecast or your favorite podcast platform. Come for the stories - stay for the magic! And speaking of magic, would you leave us a nice rating and review on Apple Podcasts. When you return bring your friends and rellies. You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together.

Ruth Dent BIO

Mixing colours with emotions to help you celebrate life on earth.

Working from her studio in Southwest France, Ruth’s bold and expressive abstract paintings celebrate nature, humanity and the spirit.

‘Visible, Invisible, Veiled’ explored natures broken grids.  A question: ‘Did cathedrals, temples, stupas and labyrinths originate in the forest?’ culminated in Breathing Space.  Lying within the installation, Ruth imagined ’The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away’.  The ‘Q-Series’ captured the angst of ‘lockdown’ whilst current work is linking the Celtic Tree Alphabet, life and nature - as 25 poems and paintings in ‘Scattered Thoughts’.

Links to Contact Ruth Dent 


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Production Team: Quarter Moon Story Arts

Music: Entering Erdenheim from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music

Sound Editing: Dawin Carlisle & First Class Reels

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