Rutger G. Becker resides in Sault Ste Marie, and has always been fascinated with arts since he was a child. He spent many years in the performing arts receiving awards for his technical abilities.
Early on in his teenage years he started working with photography of landscapes and still life’s.
Rutger decided to create his own artworks as different perspective of his photographic abilities.
He started to devote time towards his artistic painting abilities. Rutger has been primarily inspired and influenced by the works of landscape artists of the 19th century’s Barbizon school, Peredvizhniki and the works of the Hudson River School.
He has experimented and used many different media. But his personal preference is either studio or plein air working with Acrylic on canvas or board. He has devoted countless hours of reading, studying, experimenting, and hard work to create his artworks.
The opportunity to travel extensively abroad has led to painting foreign landscapes on several continents. However his main focus is the scenic Landscapes of Lakes Superior and Huron Shores. His acrylic works are found hanging across the continent and abroad.
Rutger is a member of the Algoma Arts Society, Arts Council of Sault Ste Marie and District, Art Gallery of Algoma and Superior Highlands Art Society. His Studio (Heritage Waterway Studios) is located on the shores of Lake Superior. The link to the Studios website is http://odin3388.wixsite.com/h-w-studio