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My mother Ruth Doyle has always been one of the most creative persons alive. I believe that she was born artistic, and she loves creating things. As far back as I can remember, she has taught herself, taken lessons, or joined groups in order to learn new means of artistic expression.

In her 20s, she played the accordion, sang, and created two kids.
In her 30s, she learned to play the organ, continued to sing, and
raised those two kids.
In her 40s, she learned millinery, began oil painting, and learned ballroom dancing.
In her 50s, she signed up for tap dancing lessons and sculpture.

In her 60s, she joined a kazoo band, took college classes, and painted with acrylics.

In her 70s, she joined a barbershop quartet, and started painting with watercolors.

In her early 80s, she continued to focus on painting with watercolors and to receive acknowledgement for her work.

Ruth turned 90 in 2008 and, due to failing eyesight, is no longer able to paint. She misses it, but thanks to the joy of cable, she can enjoy "Murder She Wrote" over and over again.

Through it all and into the present, she has loved the fine arts. She has been
a lifelong learner in drawing, oil painting, sculpture, acrylic painting, and
watercolor -- and she is really good.

Many of her earlier works were signed "Rooth." Most later ones are signed with her full name, Ruth Doyle. Please tour her art gallery.

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