Resume of Ruth Collis

Paint Inventions
See Inventions page for more detail.

Nov 5, 2016   -  3D Zebra Stripes
Feb 29, 2016  - First Free-Standing Paint Sculpture
Aug 31, 2016  - 3D Galaxy Painting
Sept 9, 2015   - No-Poke Thorny Rose
July 8, 2015    - Impasto Pieces
Mar 14, 2015  - Peel Paintings
Dec 29, 2014  - Turn Unused Palette Paint into Sculptures
June 28, 2013 - Crochet'd Paint
April 28, 2013 - Solid Round Ball Shape
April 15, 2013 - Braided Paint
May 25, 2012  - 3D Starfish made of all paint
Mar 28, 2012  - Lace made of all paint
April 24, 2011 - Separate Drying Layer
April 11, 2008 - Jellyfish Squish
July 22, 2008  - Downloadable Templates

Authored Books

2016 Artist's Block - The Myth
2016 The Cube Studio Setup
2016 List Book (Upsell in Artist's Block - The Myth)
2014 Best Fun ACTION Things to Do in Pismo Beach
2014 Make Impasto Rosettes with Paint


June 2017 Dried Palette Paint Turned to Coral Sculptures in SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Media
August 5, 2016 Abstract Peel Painting Tutorial in Indie Soleil Magazine (PDF)
May 4, 2016 Impasto Palette Knife Painting Tutorial in Arrow Magazine (PDF)
2014-2015 Published 6 Online video courses


2019 10-20 paintings rotating every 3 months in the Morro Bay Art in Businesses program
2017 Abstract Juried Exhibit at Morro Bay Art Center: "Pushing Boundaries" August 3 - September 18, 2017
2017 Painting & Sculpture Juried Exhibit at Morro Bay Art Center: "On & Off the Wall" June 15 - July 30
2017 Artist of the Week March entry in the Acrylic Painting Facebook virtual art gallery group of 36,620 members
2012 Claremont Arts & Crafts Faire
2011 Search for the Incredible video entry online
2011 Associated Artists of the Inland Empire at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, Rancho Cucamonga, California
1999 Corona Lemon Festival​


Member of
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - Sculptors Group
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - Painters Group
Several dozen Facebook groups on teaching art knowledge, supplies, collecting, and art business​


May 1, 2019 The Abundant Artist: Member Of The Week: Ruth Collis, A Secret Belief For Success
January 23, 2013 The Art Colony Artist of the Week (PDF)


Udemy instructor
Paint inventions
First painting as a business, was an international sale to Bristol, England


1993 Certificate in Computer Graphics
1994 Associate in Science degree

2012 Mention in The Art Colony's newsletter repeatedly
1994-present - Commissions for friends & family all allowed use of the thick paint to enhance their desired look

2014 Badges Awarded to Ruth Collis by Udemy:


  • Supplies
  • Tools
  • Central Coast Scenery


  • 3-Dimension
  • Coral
  • Floral


  • Paintskins
  • Cake Decorating Tips
  • Fork Lines
  • Speed Drying
  • Separate Drying Layer
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