Are you Seeing Red?

valentineday1If you’re not seeing red, you will be. Valentine Day is just around the corner. As an artist, I start working on adding to my “Lucky In Love” series. I just finished # 14. I’ve decided to paint the four-leaf-clover into the picture inside the heart.





I just love painting with ink on rice paper and allowing it to paint itself. I do the basic form and drop rubbing alcohol onto the rice paper

This art is at Palmetto Fine Arts Gallery in Chapin on Virginia Street.valentineday2

This February article shows you how I enrich my life with art. The series began February of 2015, after my husband of 44 years gave up his Earthly troubles and entered Heaven’s Gates. It was difficult to find my way. Then, I realized how lucky in love I had been. My hope is that this series will touch the lives of others who are Lucky In Love.




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Ruby Haydock-DeLoach at South Carolina State Fair 2016 with her watercolor art of dahlias, “Fire and Ice.”


Artist Statement:

Morning sunlight enters the Art Party Studio in Dutchman Shores in Chapin where painting allows me to fall into the face of a flower, to touch yesterday, to behold a landscape and briefly walk with my Creator.



Ruby was born with a natural love of and eye for art and was encouraged by a creative mother. Passionate feelings direct her brush in oil, watercolor and acrylic mediums. After 40 years as an educator, Ruby retired, cleaned out her attic, added a dormer and created an art studio where she has written and illustrated three children’s books (Earth Turns on Its Axis, and…, Growing Little Green Thumbs, Appalachian Mornings). The G.R.O.W! theme of Great Readings Open Worlds echoes through all her books. A fourth book, Playing in the Dirt, is in progress. Excerpts can be found in her monthly Growing Little Green Thumbs column at Ruby’s art can be found at Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin and The Gallery in Newberry. Ruby participates in Columbia Open Studio when her Art Party Press, Studio and Gallery is open to the public (April 1 & 2, 2017). Email her at She is excited to be in the PAV Gallery in Five Points on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6-8 with her Lucky in Love series. If you’re in need of a memorable piece of art for your Valentine, stop by the gallery and meet Ruby in person