Learn About Me and my Journey into the Art of Drawing.

artist Jeffrey Rutledge


My name is Jeff...what about me? I'm the guy behind the website.

When I go to some websites I like to check-out the About Me/Us page.

So...because some of you do the same thing, I thought that I would put together this page for you.

I've lived in Yee-Haa...Wichita for about 45 years.

I graduated from Friends University with a B.S.Ed. degree, and have been a teacher pretty much ever since.

While attending college I decided to take a course on painting. It was then that I discovered that I had the ability to see colors, values and tones, and translate what I saw onto the canvas.

Not to brag, but the other students would have sworn that I had been painting for years.

Later, I took some classes from a local artist who was an established portraitist.

I continued honing my skills, and eventually got some commissioned work.

I really love the way oils move on the canvas, and how the right mix of colors can create wondrous beauty.

However, I found that oils took a lot of time to prepare and clean-up.

Additionally, after moving to a new home, I no longer have the space that is necessary when working in oils.

I happened upon a book on pencil drawing and decided to give graphite drawing a try.

Once again I found that I had some hidden talent, and have been doing portraits in pencil for about 10 years now.

I'm not a "professional", but it seems as though I am always working on a commission for someone.

After doing a great deal of research on website hosts, I found one that would not only host a site, but train me on the best way to build and optimize it.

I chose to build a site that would show how easy it is to draw when using the correct techniques.

A website should always be evolving, so I don't think that I will ever be able to proclaim my site as finished. I think that I will be working on it till the end.

Home: About the Artist

Let me know what you think of my site, or send me a question.

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.