Morning Coffee Ruth LaneElora, ON Size 16" x 12" Medium Oil on canvas Morning Coffee is an autobiographical domestic scene from a third-person perspective. The work depicts the artist and her partner engaged in two morning rituals shared by the couple – the morning shower and coffee. Details are flattened out, evoking a feeling of matter-of-factness in the midst of this intimate moment. Morning Coffee Ruth LaneElora, ON About the artist About the artist Ruth LaneElora, ON I am a Toronto born painter, currently residing in Elora, ON. I attended York University, where I studied Visual Arts and Sociology. For me, painting is a highly personal experience, during which time I explore questions regarding identity as fluid rather than fixed. The subject matter I paint from is varied, but portraiture and figures are my true passion. I work interchangeably from personal photographic images and life. When painting, whether it be landscape, portrait, or figure, my primary concern is to capture the emotional content. While the portraits and figures I render reflect what is familiar, I am even more interested in conveying the inner workings- that is to say what might be going on beneath the surface. I feel that this is where the dialogue begins, and space is provided for individual reflection. My work is in private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.