Ilene Rubin has been involved in art in some capacity, and most of the time in many capacities, since she was a young child. She won her first drawing award at the age of 9. She has painted murals, boots, purses, a line of women's and children’s clothing, furniture, walls and even a radiator and closet doors with motifs that range from folk art designs to landscapes. Basically, anything that can be painted is in serious consideration for painting. She is still painting ‘stuff’ but spends most of her time now painting the landscape.
For Ms. Rubin, it’s a mesmerizing vista that captures her imagination, the dance of shadow and the bold and unabashed explosion of autumn color that makes her canvases sing. Capturing a landscape is for Ms. Rubin, a permanent record of a beauty that is quickly shrinking due to development and environmental decay. A moment in time preserved, even if the painting itself is an interpretation, will have her running for her brushes or pastels.
She graduated Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences; Retail Management, a Textile Design Minor, and attended UCLA Writer's Extension Program in Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Rubin is a national artist who has been shown in exhibitions and shows in Boulder, Colorado as well as in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Lambertville and Stockton, New Jersey, Rosemont New Jersey, and Woodstock, Illinois.
You can follow her events at her website, www.IleneRubin.com or blog at www.IleneRubin.com/blog.
She has also written four novels: All are murder mysteries and/or psychological dramas: As The River Flows, which is set in New Hope, Pa, and, Reason To Kill. Both are published and available for purchase at Amazon.com or CreateSpace.com. Thicker Than Blood, and A Thousand Deaths are in the editing stage. Look for them soon. Ms. Rubin has also written a screenplay and 3 stories for children. She was a guest columnist for The Thousand Oaks Star with a column titled, Neighbors Next Door.
She grew up in Elkins Park, PA, and lived in Thousand Oaks, California, Boulder, Colorado and now resides in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA.
When not painting Ms. Rubin likes to spend time with her family in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She can be reached at Ilene@IleneRubin.com.
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Broads with Brushes got started because we were a group of friends who are dedicated artists and love to paint together.
Ilene Rubin and Libby Wheeler paint together every week. We wanted a way to exhibit and sell our art in the community. It came about as a result of one location’s rules that they did not allow for individual exhibitions, only group shows. We looked at each other and said, ok, we’re a group. What shall we call ourselves? Broads With Brushes is the result.
You can see more here: www.2broadswithbrushes.com
This is from a bio of Bucks County Artist and Author Ilene Rubin in Natural Awakenings Magazine, September, 2011. One of my paintings was on the cover:
“Bucks County, Pennsylvania, artist Ilene Rubin won her first drawing award at the age of 9 & has been involved in art ever since, painting murals, boots, purses, a line of women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, walls and even a radiator, using motifs that range from folk art designs to florals and landscapes. She is still painting “stuff,” but now devotes most of her brushwork to landscapes.
Working exclusively in oils for the past five years, she also works in acrylics, watercolors, pastels and graphite. Rubin’s bold and unabashed explosions of color make her canvases sing. Rubin, also a published author, plumbs the frailties and depths of the human heart and mind, but most of all, seeks to offer serenity and light. “Through my art, I explore shades and colors of beauty—the tones and silences between what is seen and what is felt,” she advises. “For me, I have succeeded if I have given someone a reason to rest their heart and smile, even for one single glance, at a beautiful sight. That’s my greatest aspiration & desire.”
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