About Ruby Mountain

Ruby Mountain began as a way to get back to my painting practice. Inspired by materials and the landscape, I was searching for paints created in a more natural way, that mimicked the colors I saw in the western landscape around me. 

Yearning for a deeper and more meaningful connection to my materials, I began creating my own handmade watercolors in 2017 at my kitchen table. Even back then, it was important that my paints were non-toxic, lightfast, and as environmentally-friendly as possible. I had recently reignited my love for plein air painting, and much of what I create is meant to be easily portable for taking on all sorts of adventures. 

Now my little business has expanded to include handmade pigment sticks, Pigment Salt Sprinkles, handmade sketchbooks, brush rolls and more handmade supplies designed to inspire artists to get outside and paint more. 


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Happy New Year Kate! I love your new website! Looking forward to many more years having you as my color supplier! -Kelly Anderson, Ann Arbor, MI


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