More About Me

I'm a Libra, my favorite color is purple and my favorite singer is Stevie Nicks...

I have been an artist all my life. I have a BFA in Fine Arts/ Painting and Drawing and an MA in Medieval Art History. I fell in love with renaissance art my junior year in college when I attended a summer art program in Italy. I was hooked! I changed my major from graphic design to fine arts.

I have taught graphic design, been a museum curator at the state archives and ended up in higher ed. No, not teaching art, working with faculty support and training.

In 2012, I opened Create Studios, an Arts and Carafes studio space. Attendees bring in wine and other refreshments and we creating a craft project.

I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and am married to a musician. Together we have 3 spoiled cairn terriers. Hopefully, I will be creating art the rest of my life and if I am lucky maybe we will create some together!

In 2016 I returned to my beloved Italy and it was amazing. I was last there while I was in college and I have since gone back for my Masters in Art History, so I had a lot I wanted to see. I love the medieval towns, such as Siena and San Gimignano. Of course, I love Florence! We were there Christmas day and the Uffizi was closed, so I walked the streets to see if anything from a gazillion years ago came back to me. It did! My new love is Assisi.... I must return ( I didn't even get to see all of the Giotto frescos!).

That's about me!

Tanya Knight Ruffin


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