Artist Biography

Karen Raukko Ruberry grew up on the shores of a small, quiet creek, loving and enjoying the water and rural farm fields surrounding her childhood home. She still lives in northeast Baltimore County.

Her interactions with art began with projects in elementary school and high school that included watercolor painting. She attended MICA, CCBC and graduated with honors from Goucher College with a B.A. in Art, and has a M.Ed from Loyola University.

She has worked in education at the Walters Art Museum and graphic arts, sewn and sold cloth dolls, and made handmade greeting cards. Mrs. Ruberry taught art at St. Ursula School in Parkville, MD for over 20 years, and home school art for the Y of Central Maryland. She returned to painting in watercolor when she retired, studying with James Drake Iams and Dorothy Bishop.

The rural life of Baltimore County, Maryland and Pennsylvania are captured in her paintings, and her memories of life on the Chesapeake takes the viewer on a rambling tour through the region.