Born and raised in California, Renee spent 8 years in the U.S. Air Force where she traveled and experienced a variety of cultures and art forms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction. She has created artwork of various kinds for over 30 years, and currently works and teaches at her studio in Maryland, about 35 miles from Washington DC.
My greatest inspiration comes from God and the nature He has created all around us. While I have dabbled in many forms of art over the years, my current favorite medium is encaustic – a mixture of beeswax and resin. I love everything about it – the smell, the fact that it comes from nature, it requires no toxic chemicals for mixing or cleaning, and mostly for how diverse it is and how much texture can be created with it. I also like utilizing found objects in my work and finding new purposes for items that we normally throw away. I enjoy creating art that can be experienced through touch as well as sight and smell.
White Plains, MD, USA
Saturday, August 24, 2019
(3 - 5 PM)