Ruth Christensen was born on 12 February 1929 in Lynge. At the age of eleven Ruth lost both arms up to the elbow in an accident. In her youth she attended the arts and crafts school in Copenhagen. She then worked in an advertising agency as a graphic artist for a number of years. Back then she had already found her own style in floral and Nordic Christmas motifs. She designed a Christmas welfare stamp for the Royal Danish Post and a Christmas card for the European Council in Strasbourg in 1992. Aside from her job as a graphic artist, Ruth Christensen began mouth painting with an ambitious artistic language. Her colourful and expressive floral pieces, still lifes and landscapes are her preferred subjects. She also likes to express the refraction of water.