Ruth and Steve are two artistic souls who complement each other’s gifts and talents. Ruth works with paints and calligraphy, and Steve works with words and stories. For years they have longed to merge their gifts into some sort of collaborative venture. The pandemic of 2020 became the catalyst for their dream and they launched Ruth Korch Art from their home in Santa Cruz, California.
Ruth and Steve have enjoyed a flourishing marriage for 47 years. They have three adult children, seven grandchildren and one dog ... Jaxon. They love working together, traveling together and laughing together.
Ruth is an accomplished artist and calligrapher, whose artwork adorns homes and offices around the world. She has a degree in fine art and over 30 years of experience as a professional artist and art instructor. Ruth is passionate about sharing her love for beauty and thrives in helping artists of all ages and abilities develop new skills and confidence—to truly love the art they produce.
Steve is a writer, educator and speaker, as well as a veteran who has explored many parts of the world. Steve was a pastor for over 20 years and then a professor for another 20 years. In this venture he’s responsible for vision, innovation and operation. Steve is also the guy behind the camera.
Jax joined the creative team two years ago as a puppy, beating out eight other candidates for the job. He's an expert in paper shredding, paint tasting and creative entertainment. One of his most important roles is that of chief security officer. Jax alerts the team when anyone is arriving and keeps track of all visitors.