Angie Ruff is a self taught artist and her concentration is in portraits. She loves to paint pets as well as people and yes, even Barbies. Her paintings reflect a modern, funky style. She has sold to individuals as well as institutions and also does commissions. Angie has competed in local competitions including ArtPrize, (artprize.org), and received a Purchase Award from Grand Valley University in the 2009 Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. She lives in West Michigan with her husband and two children.