Ruth Karp's body of artwork encompasses a variety of media including watercolor and acrylic paintings, drawings and pastels. A frequent guest in art classes ranging from elementary to graduate schools, her work has won many "Best in Show" awards, is held in private collections and has been featured in fine art publications including Rockport Publishers' "Best of Watercolor: Painting Light and Shadow" (1997) and "A Gallery of Marine Art" (1998). She is a "signature member" of the Florida Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society and, additionally, serves on the boards of the American Artist Professional League (president), Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Miami Watercolor Society (president) and the Royal Poinciana Art Festival (director).
Although she was born in Jamaica, New York, she has lived in South Florida since 1950 and incorporates the energy and colors of the region into her pieces. When Ruth is not painting, she enjoys spending time with her husband Irving, her two children and her two grandchildren. She is also an active supporter of the University of Miami who also enjoys playing the piano, watching sports and playing tennis.