Born 1954 Weert, the Netherlands
Living and working in Venlo
Since 1998
Full-time working as a visual artist
2000- 2019
Guidance of painting courses and workshops
Open University Amsterdam, taking courses in Art History
Free Academy Venlo, taking courses in watercolor, acrylic and oil painting techniques and
portrait and figure drawing courses
Full-time working as a primary school teacher
Although classically trained, the current color and form language is the result of a self-taught development. Regardless any type or style of art, she follows her own path. She does not want to be narrative, or deal with current affairs. Instead Rutten aims at the experience of beauty and she wants to share her fascination and wonder about the multitude of natural forms. No complicated concepts to stimulate thinking, just an invitation to stop, observe and experience....
Since 2005 she has exhibited her work in galleries and museums