RuthKoleCargill_PortraitWelcome to my artistic journey in imagination and creativity.  Designs, textures, layers and colors appear constantly in my minds eye.  I love to record my ideas in pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic on canvas and wood.

Bloomsbury, London nurtured my artistic imagination as I grew up on Montague Street directly across from the British Museum. London University was at the end of Montague Street on Russell Square. Our flat was filled with colorful African costumes and the theatrical presence of my father, the African Novelty Showman Prince Zulamkah.

At St. Martin-in-the-Fields School on Trafalgar Square my instructors encouraged my painting skills. After graduation I spent ten years on the continent based in Germany before coming to America.  I attended Parsons New School of Design, NYC and started to participate in Art Festivals in the northeast.

My art reflects the British, African and American cultural influences on my life. It is constantly evolving and swings from traditional to abstract forms. I love the creative journey.