A native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ruth earned degrees from the University of Arkansas and from the University of Oklahoma. She studied art in Montana, California, Alabama, and Colorado. She studied oil portraiture with Daniel E. Greene in his North Salem, New York studio. Ruth’s influences include the work of John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Residing in Colorado, Ruth is inspired by the grandeur of the nearby Rocky Mountains. She paints the western landscape in a magical style in which she perceives intensified hues, symbolic motifs and dramatic contrasts in her compositions. Night the Stars Fell on Bents Fort sold in The Russell: Sale to Benefit the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. Soller’s Cache de Poudre won the premier location in Exempla Good Samaritan Comprehensive Cancer Center permanent art collection. Soller’s Black Canyon of Gunnison is displayed on loan in U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s office in Washington DC. The Butler Institute of American Art exhibited Bell Dance Taos Pueblo in their Midyear Exhibition in Youngstown, Ohio. Black Canyon of Gunnison and Cache de Poudre were displayed in the Creative Capital Exhibition at Denver International Airport. Salmagundi Club New York exhibited Black Canyon of Gunnison by Soller in their Non-Members Show. Indigo Publishing of Macon, Georgia published Portrait of Rosa Parks in the hard-cover book Montgomery River Region Sketchbook. The general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) acquired Soller’s oil portrait of a New York City firefighter entitled In Remembrance for his office in Washington, D.C. Caddell Construction Co., Inc. purchased five of Ruth’s works for their Montgomery, Alabama corporate art collection.
Soller’s professional memberships include Louisville Art Association (LAA). Ruth has exhibited from New York City to Los Angeles and from Montana to Alabama and in Florence, Italy.