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Ruth Cooper

Dietary Aide, Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Ruth Cooper in front of her gallery

Ruth Cooper's artistic journey began at age three when she discovered her innate talent for creativity. Over the last two decades, she has explored various art forms, including painting, drawing, digital art, and more, ultimately finding her true passion in mixed media. Specializing in animal and pet portraits, Ruth's art reflects her deep connection to the natural world and her love for capturing the essence of her subjects.

Growing up with ADHD and dyslexia, Ruth says, “Art was the first thing I ever excelled at.” With more than 1,000 pieces to her name, Ruth has garnered recognition through local competitions, including one at her local library. When she was 16, she won second place in "Loxahatchee's Got Talent". The following year, she was featured in a newspaper article for her generous contribution of one of her bird paintings to the Rainforest Clinic for Birds in Loxahatchee.

A proud Florida native, Ruth was born in Panama City, Florida, but now proudly calls Loxahatchee home. Ruth is a new mom and is raising her two baby girls. Ruth is an     artist to the core, and she enjoys singing and crocheting when she's not putting pen (or paint) to canvas.

Ruth joined the Health Care District of Palm Beach County four years ago as a dietary aide at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. For her, the most cherished aspect of her job is the strong sense of camaraderie among her Healey Center colleagues. She says, “They do their best to make this place a home and family away from home and family, and I have many people I can look up to here.”