About Gwen Rutter

​Waiheke artist Gwen Rutter is known for her vibrant paintings of island landscapes and flora. A self-taught artist Gwen initially worked as a watercolourist over a ten year period, intricately painting flowers and also teaching watercolour techniques. A transition to acrylic painting in later years has seen Gwen's art practice flourish as she used her skills to blend the vibrant colours of island flora and ocean views. Occasionally she works on a split vision format, dividing her canvases to offer landscape views and details of New Zealand native flowers and trees.
Gwen paints from her studio in Rocky Bay which is open to the public on weekends and holidays or by arrangement. Many of her works travel to expatriate New Zealanders overseas wanting to take a little piece of 'home' with them. She also accepts commissions.


In the past Gwen has been a working member of the New Zealand Fellowship of Artists, and the Academy of Fine Arts, and is a Life Member of the Catherine Mitchelle Society on Waiheke Island.


Her work hangs in collections in the U.K., U.S.A, Australia, and Japan.