Nancy Rutter

I take my inspiration from nature, fascinated with the tonal interplay of color and form. Columbia County, part of the Hudson Valley in New York State, a special place of varying beauty and vistas where the ever changing atmosphere and patchwork of light and shadows that dance across the views provides me with continual inspirations.

I love to rearrange and simplify nature transformed into abstract forms and brilliant color. The seasons can refine the palette, starting from small pastel sketches and then working on a series of canvases which evolve from this starting point to an unpredictable end. This journey, sometimes successful is what keeps me on this course.

Photo of Nancy Rutter

Pastel on Paper

Small & Medium Sized Paintings

36 x 38 inches

36 x 40 inches

Larger Paintings




Rose Gallery

Gallery One

Richard Sena Gallery

Tom Caldwell gallery, Ireland

Dalkey Gallery, Ireland

Chateau Pontigard, France

Art Students League of New York

NABA Editions

Lever House

Long Island University

Haddad Lascano Gallery


Goldleaf and Torello,

Walsh Printers

Southern New England Bank

Self Brand LLC


High School of Music and Art

New York University

Arts Students League, Ford Foundation Grant

Atelier 17, Paris, France


National Society of Arts and Letters Young Printmaker Award

Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, color etching

Lecturer Limerick College of Art, Ireland

Lived and worked in Ireland and France.