Ruth Hannah Heffron
After almost twenty years in the field of philanthropy running a community foundation and five owning and operating an independent bookstore, I turned back to an early love, art. Since 2006, I've been trying to see deeper and more thoughtfully into the landscapes that present themselves as I move and travel about the country. I've been fortunate to live and work in South Carolina, Texas, Maine, Montana and now Colorado as well as travel throughout North America and Europe. Beauty captures me - beauty in the every day and in the awe inspiring; and I see the relationships of colors, of angles and design. It is truly a life's work to try to capture how I feel when I encounter the wonders of this world. To paraphrase E.B. White: I used to wake up wanting to save the world, now I wake up and want to savor it.
"Growing up as an army brat, I loved being able to move around the world. Part of the fascination was that people, however different they might seem culturally, have so many commonalities. I love that Kevin and Art Ambassador for a Colorful World is using art to build cross-cultural relationships. I am pleased to be able to offer nonprofit management experience to my work on the board."