Janet RutkowskiB.F.D. Firehouse Studios originated In the 1980’s in a restored firehouse in Brooklyn . Husband and wife design team of Walter Kenul and Janet Rutkowski laid the foundation for their business there. The completion of their upstate studio in Barryville, Sullivan County New York has provided new inspiration for large scale works.
Along with their beautiful new space came the affiliation with the BrookHouse Gallery, established last October. Barryville is becoming a cultural hub, nestled along banks of the Delaware River.
Walter Kenul was born in Istria,Croatia. Once part of Italy it was then given to the former Yugoslavia. His life experience
brings a very unique and almost outsider edge to his art and music.
Walter has been a musician since his childhood. During his earlier years he played in many bands , Bimbo Jet, Metropolis etc.