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
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 endeavors.
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.