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Let me tell you a little about myself, I live in Massachusetts with my husband, daughter, son, dog and cat. 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 and Oils. I also do some Collage work, Watercolor, Jewelry Making, Graphic Design, Drawing, Pen and Ink, Pastel and Wood block/Linocut prints.

I regularly show at the Dane Gallery, in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, Massachusetts, from which I sell my paintings and prints. I rent a studio that's part of a small artist community that includes over 56 artists/artisans 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…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 15
  • Joined January 30, 2008

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Oil Paints, Acrylics and inspiration from the sea and nature

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About

Let me tell you a little about myself, I live in Massachusetts with my husband, daughter, son, dog and cat. 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 and Oils. I also do some Collage work, Watercolor, Jewelry Making, Graphic Design, Drawing, Pen and Ink, Pastel and Wood block/Linocut prints.

I regularly show at the Dane Gallery, in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, Massachusetts, from which I sell my paintings and prints. I rent a studio that's part of a small artist community that includes over 56 artists/artisans 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 University 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, the ocean 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.

You can view my website at: www.reneerutana.com. On my site, you can view more of my available artwork.

Commissions are always welcomed, if interested, please convo me.

All images • Copyright 2013 • Renée Rutana

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