Artist Gretchen Armbruster is a south Louisiana artist working in oils, watercolor and pencil mediums. Early studies were under the direction of Robert Rosbach, David Jinks, and Alan Flattman. After majoring in art at Louisiana State University, she continued her art education at John McCrady art college and New Orleans Art Institute. Her Landscapes, nudes and still life oil paintings are found in galleries across the country. She captures the colorful area that she grew up in through depictions of carnival, jazz and local personalities and is a highly sought after portrait artist.