provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Jan Rutledge, a local Sanibel Captiva Art League oil painter, has a one woman show throughout April at The Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. She spends winters on Sanibel where she picked up her first paint brush.
This show reflects Rutledge’s love of painting animals and she tries to capture their expression, the soul of who they are. These paintings includes chickens, pigs, cows, wildlife, horses and birds. This collection also includes many landscapes. Rutledge spending summers in Colorado on her ranch, where from her small studio, she paints from a huge inventory of local flora and fauna.
Rutledge’s inspiration and training came from family and friends. Her father was an excellent water colorist, while her mother did award winning sailors valentines. Several of their friends were great artists and all of them were her inspiration to give painting a try. While having no formal training, she has been fortunate to have many friends, who have helped and encouraged her adventure in art. She has taken many workshops with wonderful teachers. Rutledge is always learning and painting has been an exciting satisfying journey.
The Community House is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and during special events on the weekends. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.