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Aaron Rutten: Artist, Educator & Corel Painter Master Elite

I'm a Seattle based artist and educator with over 12 years of experience working as a professional artist. I have exhibited and sold artwork in countries all around the world, and I specialize in digital painting with Corel Painter and a Wacom tablet. I enjoy painting a variety of subjects, including landscape painting, still-life, impressionism, surrealism, cartooning and abstract art.


As an educator, I share my illustration techniques as video tutorials on my YouTube channel that has over 90,000 subscribers and more than 12 Million views. My collection of 1000+ video tutorials teach artists nearly every aspect of digital painting with software such as Corel Painter, Photoshop, ArtRage and Adobe Illustrator. I also work with sponsors like Wacom to review their tablets and products for digital painting. In my studio, I use a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD and I paint outdoors on a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16.


I have been teaching art lessons for over 7 years, and provide both in-person lessons and online lessons. Students have traveled from as far away as Qatar to study in person with me.


I have been using Corel Painter for more than a decade. I am honored to have been chosen as a Corel Painter Master Elite. I'm also a Corel Painter Beta Tester and member of the Corel Painter Advisory Council.



Favorite Artists: Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Robert Crumb, Bob Ross, Gary Larson, Bill Alexander


Specialties: Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Logo Design, Surrealism, Landscapes


Hardware: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Touch, 50" Samsung 1080 HDTV, Additional 24" ASUS Monitor, Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16


Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, Corel Painter 2019, Adobe Illustrator, ArtRage, Rebelle, Adobe Creative Cloud

© 2019 Aaron Rutten. All Rights Reserved.

Aaron Rutten, Digital Artist

Seattle, WA