Ruby Pacheco is a California nature photographer. After receiving her BA in English Literature from UC Davis in 1986, she worked in advertising and marketing management for high-tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her law degree from Santa Clara University in 2002.
Ruby has practiced the art of photography for 25 years. Now living in Folsom, California with her husband David, she dedicates her attention to photography full-time. Her work is greatly influenced by her favorite painter, Christian Jequel. She has sold her work primarily in the U.S. and Europe.
Ruby has been a featured artist in both galleries and magazines. Her photography has been on display at the Harris Center Bank of America Gallery and has been included in the Crocker Art Museum’s “Big Names, Small Art” event. Ruby champions causes that protect the vulnerable – animals, children, the elderly and the mentally ill.
My love for nature began as a child on our Central California ranch, where I was surrounded by animals, acres of crops, clear water and blue skies. Observing the outdoors developed my creativity and Faith.
Photography allows me to immerse myself in the capture of spectacular landscapes, waterscapes, children, animals and architecture. I’m often told by clients that my photographs evoke strong emotions in them. They get to see the world through my eyes, where they can sometimes overlay their own experiences that are triggered by my images. I see photography as a gift that simultaneously gives and receives in countless ways.