Fallen #SPAF2020

Kari Ganoung Ruiz
Kari Ganoung Ruiz
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.
Oil on Panel
8 x 12 in




Kari Ganoung Ruiz, “Fallen”
8 x 12  |  oil on panel  |  $665.00  |  14 x 22 framed  |  shipping included

“This is a favorite spot in our woods; my husband and I call it The Picnic Area, as the trees here are mostly pines and so the forest floor is quite open. I wandered around for quite awhile before settling on this location, being drawn over by the saturated green grass and contrast with the fallen tree and scattered leaves.” ~Kari


This work is part of the 16th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival – a festival unlike anything that we have ever done before! A first-of-its-kind, an all-woman festival, presented completely online October 24 – 31, 2020.

Each artist will be sending in work from their own diverse locations for presentation in the Arts Center’s online Gallery. At the conclusion of the festival week, well known plein air artist Lyn Boyer of Colorado will conduct an online awards ceremony.

Artists will submit new work as it is completed, accompanied by short narratives describing their selection of place and/or their creative process. Works from the festival will be available for purchase from Oct 25 – Nov 30, 2020.

Online presentations allow for rich content that could not otherwise be experienced. Art lovers will be able to immerse themselves in presentations from their favorite artists throughout the festival. From live demonstrations, to short videos created by our festival artists all across the country, to an online gallery of new works updated daily.

See all the events at www.SedonaPleinAirFestival.org