About Me

Hey there, I'm Renee!  I'm a small-town Iowa girl who moved to California at the age of 20 and after 17 years, relocated to Tennessee with my husband and our three children. The countryside has my heart and one day wouldn't it be great to own a house with a wraparound porch on a few acres with a small pond, a wooden swing in an old oak tree and a studio out back? I think so! 
Art and creating have been part of me since I was a child. I fell in love with painting in high school art class and first started oil painting in college. I am inspired by nature and all of the beauty that surrounds us. I am constantly studying light in nature and am forever in awe. I fell in love with photography after my first child was born and I find that photography has helped me to hone my painting skills. I sometimes can't decide which medium I love more. I paint any chance I get in between daily life. My in-home studio has grown from a corner in my kitchen to a small office we recently renovated.
I feel most like me when I am creating. It brings me so much joy and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to put my art into the world and for all of those who have encouraged me.
Thank you for being here!