Ruth Lorentzen, self-taught Folk Artist, has been professionally designing, producing and selling her art for over forty years. In 1972, she started her own commercial art business, which included sign painting, illustrating, and designing logos. Eventually, Ruth phased out the commercial end of the business and began developing individualized pieces, focusing her talents on designing and creating. Ruth participates in many retail and trade shows throughout the country. Her work has been published in “Signs of the Times” and “Early American Life” and has been displayed in the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Ruth lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, son-in-law and her three granddaughters.