I'm a self-taught professional artist living near Toronto, Ontario. I am inspired by the natural world to discover the worlds within, creating in oils, acrylics, watercolours and wearable silver sculptures.
I love to paint the things that make our hearts happy, that remind us how wonderful it is to live and love in this beautiful world.
My work often expresses the energy, passion and power of equine subjects, finding a reflection of my own emotions and desire for freedom. Drawing and painting them raises me beyond my physical limitations and gives me the freedom to tangibly express the mysterious something within for which words are inadequate.
I have been drawing and painting in one form or another for more than 30 years, selling originals, prints and taking commissions. My work has been collected in Canada and the U.S.
I currently work from a studio at home that occupies my round turret living room. My dream would be to have a little place in the countryside with a studio building on the property that I could open to visitors and guest artists for workshops and shows. What a lovely dream!
"The horse girl.
That's what they called me.
I was that little girl so obsessed with horses that I was perpetually drawing them, when I wasn't pretending to be one!
Later, when I could take riding lessons, drawing horses made them a part of my daily life at a time when I couldn't own one.
Now, as an adult who finally made her dream of horse ownership come true, I am more inspired than ever to capture them in art.
Whether by their beauty alone, or by their dramatic movement, horses in art express something of the human spirit, conveying emotions with which we identify.
I doubt I will ever tire of exploring the equine subject."
Renée's works are in private collections in Canada and the United States of America.
Galleries and Exhibitions:
Member, Co-operative Gallery, "The Artisans' Attic", Georgetown, ON 2008 - 2010
2014 - 2018
Group Exhibit; Helson Gallery, Georgetown, ON March 2017 - June 2017