Ruby Hall majored in Art Education, earning BS (Magna Cum Laude), MA, and Administrative Degrees in WV where she worked for 20 years in Kanawha County Schools. Initially working as a classroom teacher she went on to become the system supervisor as the Art Curriculum Specialist for levels K-12 and was an adjunct professor for the College of Graduate Studies. During her tenure she was named Most Outstanding Art Educator and West Virginia Art Supervisor of the Year.
Having concentrated on oil painting, to which she became allergic, she was forced to change her medium to watercolor. She began studying with well-known watercolorists while winning awards in state competitions such as Allied Artists of WV and Mountain State Festival. She was a signature member of the WV Watercolor Society. After retiring Ruby moved to the Key West area where she exhibited throughout the Keys. She was represented by several galleries, and was active in the Florida Keys Watercolor Society.
Ruby has been awarded Best of Show from the Key West Art Center, First and Second Places in Artists in Paradise Gallery ( Bill James Juror) and also won several Florida Keys Watercolor Society awards.
Recent awards include a Merchandise award in the Southern Watercolor Society (Juror Charles Reid) , Honorable Mention in the Suncoast Watercolor Society (juror Kevin Dean) and was accepted in the current Aqueous 2012 USA Exhibition (juror Ted Nutall). In addition, she is a Signature member of Tallahassee Tri-State WC Society, the Suncoast Watercolor Society and has attained P_2 status in FWS.
She loves the thrill of watching watercolor paint mix with water!