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Ruth Maragni - Artist 


Hi, I'm Ruth Maragni.


Welcome to my business website, Marinated Artichoke Creations. I'm a retired nurse and educator, now a visual artist and writer. My artistic medium is acrylics because it is suitable for a variety of surfaces for both indoor and outdoor use. I paint landscapes and buildings, and create painted bird baths, decorative terra cotta plates, and room panels. 


My Story: Throughout my professional life, my home was always my refuge and the canvas for my creative spirit. However, becoming an artist was not on the road map...

My journey started June of 2020. Like many things that come our way, this was totally an unexpected outcome from a random decision.  I wanted to make a bird bath for my vegetable garden. One that mirrored the Talavera plaque hanging on my garden shed. So I did... and proudly posted my creation on Facebook.


Then it started. Friends pointed out my purported talent and people began requesting custom painted bird baths. Eventually I experimented with painting on canvas and gesso board. Then I turned my paintings into note cards and began selling them and the paintings at the local Farmers Market. And that is how my art business was born out of a random decision and the subsequent joy my work brings others.

Why the name Marinated Artichoke Creations?

  • Marinated, because creative ideas take time to stew or sit in your mind before they become real.

  • Artichoke, because ART is in the first syllable. Because I love their taste, their classical shape, and their beauty in the garden. Artichokes also symbolize hope, peace and prosperity. 

  • Creations, because I create not only paintings but objects d'art that can be used and lived with.​

    My mission at Marinated Artichoke Creations: Bring joy, beauty, and inspiration into your life.


My greatest pleasure is meeting new clients, like you, and sharing the products of my creative endeavors with you. I cherish working one on one with my clients to create paintings, bird baths, and panels that hold special meaning for you, bringing joy and beauty into your homes and gardens. I hope you will take time to browse my portfolio for ideas and my store to see what is currently available. If you are interested in discussing a a custom painting, bird bath or decorative panel, please go to my Commissions page for more information or Contact me. I will respond within 24-48 hours.

Please check out my Blog. I hope you will find it inspiring with ideas to get your creativity flowing! Please let me know if anything touches you,  there is a topic you would like me to explore, or a topic you would like more information on.


My personal philosophy: All human beings are creative by nature because the soul craves to create. Formal training is not required because art is found in all of life’s endeavors, even the most mundane and trivial. My life has reflected this philosophy.


I hope my website and blog will inspire you, and bring joy and beauty into your life,

  Creatively Yours,



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