“We only have in this life what we notice.” This quotation by a Zen Buddhist student guides Jacqueline Ruben’s journey of painting the natural world. Her art encourages us to listen deeply to the natural world so that we may appreciate its beauty and respond with thoughtful action to the events swirling around us. Jacqueline’s work includes mixed media drawing and painting, watercolor, most recently painted sculpture.
Jacqueline studied art at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She received her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Arts in Education program.
Awards include a scholarship from City College of San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, two summer travel grants with the Fund For Teachers, Dain Rauscher Award for Artistic Excellence, and a scholarship to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.
Ms. Ruben has exhibited her paintings in the Bay Area, and other cities including Fullerton, Sonoma, Point Reyes Station, Concord, Mill Valley, Boise, Seattle, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.