Let me tell you a little about myself, I live in Massachusetts with my husband, grown son, young daughter, young son and two cats. I'm also a Freelance Graphic Designer. I like to travel (especially the to the New England coast), read, lighthouses, independent films, write poetry and short stories and listen to music. My primary mediums of choice are Acrylics, Oils and Watercolor. I also do some Collage work, Drawing, Pen and Ink, Pastel and Wood block/Linocut prints. Commissions are always welcomed, if interested, please email me.
I regularly show at the Dane Gallery, in Springfield, Massachusetts, from which I sell my artwork and prints. I rent a studio that's part of a small artist community that includes over 42 artists/artesians and have been a resident there since 1994. Twice a year the artists have a huge open studio event that lasts the whole weekend each time. In my studio, I work on my paintings, greet guests and conduct private sales throughout the year. I also exhibit my art in restaurants, fairs, college exhibits, other galleries, hospitals, libraries, bookstores, juried competitions and many other public places. I've exhibited a lot throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. My paintings grace the homes and businesses of customers throughout United States and Canada.
I've earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Westfield State College in Massachusetts in studio painting with a concentration in art history. I consider myself to be self-taught though because I have been creating art since the age of four. As a child, I had won many art competitions. As an adult, I continue to get awards. Painting has been and will always be my passion throughout my life.
As a child, I had and continue to have a great love of nature. I was fascinated by the vibrant colors of sunsets, flowers, sea and landscapes. My goal as an artist is to capture the very things that change quickly due to the season, weather or aging and present them to the viewer. I like to give each piece a bit of life and vitality by using pure and intensified colors. Often my art has been described as being therapeutic in the sense that it can uplift you. I feel my art is a divine gift that has been bestowed upon me from God to share with many.
You can view my website at: www.reneerutana.com. On my site, you can view more of my available artwork.