My name is Heather Franzen Rutten

and I am an artist and illustrator based in central Pennsylvania. My goal is to create gentle, comforting images that bring joy to the audience. I am a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators and am available for hire.

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
+Holbein Gouache and Acryla Gouache
+M. Graham Watercolors
+Photoshop CC


Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, California
February 2018 - Disney Television Animation Tribute Exhibition
June 2017 - Corgi Summer Show
September 2016 - Through Dangers Untold: Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Exhibition
March 2016 - The Little Prince Tribute Exhibition
December 2014 - A Capture Creatures Celebration

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

Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Spring 2018 - 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


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

2015 - Sweet Treats


2017 - Bee Paper Guest Blogger
2017 - Bee Paper Artist Feature


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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