Genell Garrett Tuter was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and is of Native American descent. At age six, she and her family moved to the small logging town of Prospect, Oregon, located in the Cascade Mountains. Growing up surrounded by nature and wilderness, Genell formed a special interest for this environment. Drawing seemed to come naturally to her and with encouragement from family and friends, her drive to become an artist gained momentum.
Through workshops and lessons with prominent artists, Genell has developed a style of realism with a “snap” in her paintings. Her artwork has been accepted in many juried shows and has won many awards. Her artwork was featured in a one-woman show at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg, Oregon.
Genell has worked in watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil. Currently, she prefers working in pastels and oils.
Genell is very excited about the future with her art, and that energy is revealed in every painting she produces.