Ruth Gilmore Langs is an Ann Arbor, MI, native who exhibits her abstract expressionist paintings nationally. Although she minored in painting at American University in Washington DC, she cites her true artistic development to studying with Chinese artist Kwok Wai Lau. Painting is an intensely personal endeavor for Ruth, which she uses to process her life experiences, explore the beauty of nature, and passionately connect to the world around her. In Ruth’s workshops, she teaches painting as the language of the human spirit–the rhythm, beat and song of the self. She encourages her students to surrender to seeing the world as a child, when everything is magic.