Lynne Rutter

San Francisco mural artist Lynne Rutter is widely recognized as an expert decorative painter, ornamentalist, and fine art muralist. For inspiration, Lynne draws her extensive world travels;the work of master artists such as Vermeer, Fra Angelico, Max Beckmann, Vivienne Westwood; and the patterns and textures of everything beautiful she encounters.

Lynne studied architecture and design at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in fine art. She furthered her training by working as a scenic artist, and apprenticing with several notable decorative painters in the San Francisco Bay Area, and spent four years as paint artisan and manager for a renown commercial atelier, where she coordinated the production of large scale murals for national and international installations.

In 1990 she founded her own boutique studio, with a mission to create "custom, fine art murals, and super-fussy ornament, the kind you have to do by hand, and that you want to look at up-close." The studio offers murals, trompe l'oeil, chinoiserie, cloudscapes, gilding, polychrome ornament, faux and decorative finishes.

Lynne's interest in period design led her to work on a large number of historic buildings. She has participated in the restoration of the painted ornament in churches and civic buildings, as well a number of Victorians and period revival homes. Adorning a previously barren space with historic-inspired ornament has become one of Lynne Rutter's signature looks.

In recent years her work has included more color consulting and interior design, and she has been featured as a designer in three of the last six San Francisco Decorator Showcase House events.



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