Kathy Ruck & Susan Bankey Yoder

Kathy Ruck: 

Kathy paints the beauty of the surrounding areas of Chester County, PA and northern  Delaware. She paints on the traditional cotton watercolor paper and also on new  surfaces, including clay board and watercolor ground, which allow the paintings to be  varnished and framed without the glass, yet still capture the luminosity of watercolor. 

“I believe that in today’s hectic world it’s important to fill your home with art that will  relax your mind and lift your spirits,” says the artist. 

Kathy has won several awards for her paintings. She has been commissioned to create  paintings for corporations and institutions including DuPont, PNC Bank, Wilmington  University and the Wilmington Flower Market. She is a former president of the  Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, and a member of the Howard Pyle Studio Group and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.  


Susan Bankey Yoder

Nationally acclaimed wildlife artist and signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, Susan Bankey Yoder has an accomplished background in the field of wildlife art. Susan works primarily in watercolor, gouache, graphite or acrylic mediums. She has always had a passion for animals and the outdoors. Her work is inspired by countless encounters with wildlife in her travels around the country. 

“Nothing makes me happier than being out in the field studying and  observing all that nature has to offer. It’s hard to imagine not painting when there is inspiration around every corner. After almost forty four years as an artist, I am still just as passionate about it all and still learning so much”.  While her paintings are highly detailed, she still manges to capture  the soul and feeling of the subject she is inspired to paint.  

Among her accomplishments are the Pennsylvania and Indiana  Trout Stamps. She is a two time winner of Pennsylvania’s Working Together For Wildlife conservation print competition and has toured with the Society of Animal Artist’s, “Art and the Animal” National  exhibition, to name a few.