Ruth Hamilton has explored expression through art and writing/poetry all her life. She has degrees from Castleton State College and Goddard College. She raised children on a dairy farm in VT, helped run a ski lodge in Stowe as a teenager, worked in maximum security prisons, NYC trauma centers (she is a registered nurse) and home care in rural upstate NY. She lived in VT, NY including 9 years in NYC and returned to VT June of 2001.
She has shown throughout the region in NYC at Max Fish, 10 on 8, and other venues, She has also shown throughout the north eastern US. Her work is in private collections in the US, France, England and is in the permanent collection of the St Louis Art Museum. She has served on the board of many arts organizations and is a founding member of the Poultney Area Artists Guild to enhance and encourage exposure to arts in a rural, underserved region. She is member of the board of Compass Music and Arts Foundation
She has made puppets, carnival costumes, taught art classes to adults and children, worked on set design, Youth theater, performance producing and community art projects and functions.
She currently makes her home and maintains a studio in Benson, VT.