My name is Heather Franzen Rutten

and I am a colored pencil artist and illustrator living in Philadelphia. Clean lines and a soft texture are the primary characteristics of my work. My goal is to create gentle, loving images that bring joy to the audience.

When not working on art, I am attending symphony concerts, geocaching in the forests, and relaxing at home with my Nintendo 3DS.

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Materials List:
+Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
+Faber-Castell 9000 Series Graphite Pencils


Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
December 2017 - ACEO Mini Art Show
September 2017 - Cat
December 2016 - Unicorn: Saola Working Group Benefit Show

Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fall 2017 - The Lost Isle of Kismet
May 2017 - Camouflage
March 2017 - Tobeyou
September 2016 - Tiny Homes
March 2015 - BOSS RUSH

Gallery at the Guild, Kitchener, Ontario
June 2017 - Magical
March 2017 - Kanto

Bear and Bird Gallery, Lauderhill, Florida
November 2016 - Small Stuff 10
November 2015 - Small Stuff 9
May 2015 - The Time in Between: A Studio Ghibli Tribute Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, California
September 2016 - Through Dangers Untold: Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Exhibition
March 2016 - The Little Prince Tribute Exhibition
December 2014 - A Capture Creatures Celebration


2017 - Root and Star: The Magazine for the Whole Child
2017 - Grid Philly
2017 - Who Runs the World: The Obscure Magical Girl Zine
2016 - Release Fanzine
2015 - Turf War!

2015 - Sweet Treats


If you have an idea for a project or just want to say hello, send me a message!

You can also send a direct email to HeatherFranzenRutten [at] gmail [dot] com.

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