Ilie Ruby, Artist
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Ilie Ruby  

Art has always been a vital part of my life. I am drawn to images that are whimsical and thought-provoking. Dramatic contrasts in value appeal to me, along with the juxtaposition of dreamlike abstractions and concrete images. I enjoy the sense of movement that arises from the unexpected placement of forms and the energy of colors. My strongest and most consistent muse is the imagination.

Of particular interest is creating artistic narratives, in which an individual’s personal story is told through images, both literal and metaphorical. For example, the piece titled "Toolbelt" was created for a woman who loved to build things with wood, and who often said she was happiest when she wore her tool belt. Lilies were also extremely symbolic and important to her. You can see how her tastes and interests come through in the drawing.

My work has appeared in shows throughout New York, Boston and Southern California. Murals can be seen in office buildings and cafes, as well as homes throughout the Boston area. Drawings and portraits are created on commission.

Giclée prints of the drawings and some of the paintings can be ordered upon request. Please feel free to email me at for more information.