Ruth J. Fraser Roye is a self-taught artist; she is a native of Oklahoma, having been born and raised near
the towns of Weleetka, Dustin, Salem, and Henryetta, Oklahoma. Ruth Fraser met and married Charles D. Roye, and moved
to a ranch near Rose Hill Community in Haskell County, Oklahoma, where she and her then husband raised four children.
While her children were young, Ruth found an outlet for her creativity by designing and sewing clothing
for her children and herself. She also participated in community quilting bees at the church the family attended, where her
interest in textiles was further picqued. Over the years Ruth has pieced and hand quilted many quilts, combining
her unique sense of color and tiny elegant stitches to craft beautiful heirlooms for her family.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ruth lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She worked as a manager of a women's clothing
store there, for a time. While she lived in Tulsa, Ruth participated in an informal art class, and produced some
pastel works, as well as oil canvasses.
Ruth later returned to live in the Stigler area, where she owned and operated the Time Theater, and the Meadow Drive-In
movie theater. During the period of time that she owned the theaters, Ruth did not have time to devote to her artistic
Ruth's interest in painting has been renewed as of late. Since early in 2007 she has painted nearly every day.
Her home serves as her studio, and she finds much pleasure and satisfaction in painting by the north light that streams
into her window.
Enjoy your personal tour of Ruth's paintings which are featured in this online gallery. Enter the
gallery by clicking on the link at right.