Ruth Drayer's work is non-objective; she is painting color and color relationships and has developed her own technique. Rather than beginning with an idea, Drayer textures her blank canvas with a compound, paints on a sacred symbol or word and then works to conceal it. Acrylics allow her to build up layers. “After all the years of writing and rewriting my book, it just seems natural to paint and repaint,” she said. “I think these are similar. Both are about communicating. Colors speak a language without words. Sometimes my paintings seem to whisper, other times they speak out boldly. My work is challenging to people who want to recognize what they see or try to understand what I am saying. I love design and color and if you look through your imagination, you might find something you recognize.” Website: ruthdrayer.com or search Artist Ruth Drayer on Facebook.