Artonline by Ruth
[Comment by Nurturing Potential's Managing
Editor Joe Sinclair]
While on holiday in South Africa early in 2014, I paid a visit
to Ruth Carneson at her studio in Muizenberg. She asked me to
have a look at some paintings she had "unearthed" when
reconstructing her studio.
It was a very comprehensive and diverse collection, some of
which I found quite surprising. I had been an admirer of
Ruth's art for at least twenty years and possessed a number of
her paintings, none of which were in the style of much of the
work she showed me. "Why have I not seen these before?" I
asked, and she replied that the existence of many of them she
had completely forgotten.
"What do you intend doing with
She pondered my question and said she would have to
think about it. There was no way, alas, I could offer a
personal solution. Half of my Carneson collection was
already consigned to storage in my garage, having recently
downsized my own accommodation.
Well, evidently, her pondering
proved positive. The results were announced on Facebook a
few months later - the Artonline initiative.