Ruth DeWilde-Major Paintings


This web site exhibits most of the paintings I have done to date, arranged in five portfolios representing each of the five genres I paint in: Portraits of Animals and People, Land and Seascapes, Historical Paintings, Still Life and Flowers, Spiritual and Fantasy and Drawing and Illustration. The last paintings in each portfolio are generally the newest.

My historical painting "William's Street, John's Towne, Winter, 1772/3" is still touring public buildings in Johnstown, NY, while portraits of Lafayette, his spy James Lafayette, and Frederick Douglass were on loan to Illinois College. Historical paintings related to Plymouth pilgrims are owned by and exhibited at the Jabez Howland House in Plymouth, MA, and four historical scenes and portraits related to Sir William Johnson's life may be seen Fort Johnson in Amsterdam, NY.

I am collaborating with Master Wood Carver, Gary Demers on carved and painted signs for businesses and homes. Look for his shop across the street from John's Fish Market on State Road.

My historical portraits of General Arnold and General Gates were included in Dean Snow's book, 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga, and my portrait of Massasoit will be included in Andrew Buckley's documentary film.

I am currently working on paintings related to a historical novel project I have just completed. Based on actual events, it is the harrowing and compelling story of a 23 year old Essex Master Mariner's first command at the start of the Civil War.

Blessings and Light, Ruth Major