Ruby Pearl

Ruby Pearl was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1949 and currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Pearl is a self-taught artist who won her first art award at age four, and has considered herself an artist ever since.  Ms. Pearl uses collage and paint to create worlds that she would like to inhabit.  Pearl struggled for a while with homelessness, but has managed to turn her life around.  Pearl paints from the inside out and is drawn in and mesmerized by the artistic method through which the imagination is visually realized.  Ruby is inspired by poignant and tender thoughts and emotions rather than rational ideas of what to paint.  Her color palette and sense of light captures the life, mood, and feelings of her subject, which hypnotize her as it reveals something that cannot be expressed in words.

Gateway Arts helps Pearl to maintain her artistic equilibrium, and her work has been widely exhibited and admired.

Pearl’s work has been exhibited at The Berrenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, The Gateway Gallery, Brookline, MA, NAEMI Conference Exhibion, MA, Inside Outsider Art II, AOL, The Diversity Gallery, MA,  Barney’s NY, Chestnut Hill, MA, Brandeis University, MA, and the Bayside Expo Ctr., Boston, MA.  Pearl’s work has been reviewed by The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine, the Brookline Tab, the Brockton Enterprise, the Wilton Bulletin, and the Boston Herald.

“Much of my art reflects my innermost self- the joy, fear, sorrow, and helplessness I experience while I continue to restore and bring balance to my spirit. I live for my art. It serves as a channel for putting broken pieces back together, for I am still a child striving to follow the quiet guidance of my own muses!”
Meet Ruby Pearl