The Art of R.J. Craddock
Self Portrait - 2015 - color pencils
Daughter of a former art professor and an interior designer, Ruth has studied art all her life. She attended The Art Institute of Phoenix for a bachelors degree in Animation and media Arts. She has since used these skills to design everything from CD Covers, T-shirts, Websites to her own book Covers. Ruth made the decision since the main character Gwenevere, in The Thirteen Tribes of Cain series is also an artist that each chapter would include a sketch from Gwen's sketchbook, which Ruth illustrates herself. The author/artist has thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to marry her two great passions together in her debut novel "The Forsaken" The book as well as the illustrations has been warmly received by readers and artist alike. Book two in the series "The Offspring" was released April 2014 and book three "The Decree" is due out in 2017. She will be releasing an art and poetry book in June 2017 called "Disenchantment."