Moving to Ontario in 1974, Ruth Strebe studied art at the University of Western Ontario majoring in Photography and Painting. In 1995 she started to do on site sketches of the Thames River in London, Ontario and rediscovered her love of the landscape. Using ink to finish her drawings, Ruth started to use a grid system to emphasize the movement and shape of the trees. The grid system has also been used to denote movement and rhythm in the land itself.
In 2002, Ruth started to produce book works that captured moments in time. These book-works allow Ruth to use her different techniques - photography, drawing and painting to intermingle with her prose. Ruth Strebe is a member of London Ontario's Forest City Gallery, London's Art Discussion Group and LOMAA (London Ontario Media Arts Association) and is represented by Circle Arts Gallery in Tobermory.