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Kari Ganoung Ruiz lives in the beautiful and diverse Finger Lakes Region of New York State. She finds that painting outdoors directly from life allows her to represent the essence of a scene.

“I have recently found myself intrigued by small bits of the greater scene; the corner of a building, an edge of marsh, a little glimpse down that narrow path. I prefer to capture these moments en plein air – to represent the essence of that something which made me stop and go back.”

Kari and her husband Diego live in Interlaken, NY between scenic Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. She is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the New York Plein Air Painters and the Ohio Plein Air Society.