Born a Flordian and raised a Coloradan, Jan grew up two blocks from the Broadmoor Hotel. During her childhood years, living in the Broadmoor was like living in the country. Her family kept horses in the backyard or at the Broadmoor Stables allowing her to play polo or ride English, Western, and bareback through miles of trails. This is where her love for animals, wildlife, nature, vast skies, and color came from.
Rutledge started painting about fifteen years ago. She started in oils which has since become a passion. “I’m pretty much “self made” but have learned so much from workshops, watching, listening, and studying paintings. Always looking and listening for “tidbits” from artists I admire and respect.”