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Welcome to Studio Renea... Where The Art of Sculpted Oil Comes Alive.

April, 1, 2013. 12:36 PM
About Renea

Artist Statement: “My creative soul was inspired by a desire to evoke my emotions at the deepest level with vibrantly colored swirls that exude off the canvas and into the heart of the viewer.” ReneaMenzies’ rise in the art world is as unique as her canvases of vibrantly colored 3-D flowers. In the beginning Renea started experimenting with different mediums – acrylic and mixed media formats. She now works exclusively with oil and has developed an original and popular floral style that has landed her work in prestigious galleries across the country. In creating her art, Renea uses various-sized pallet knives to blend a variety of rich, jewel-toned colors. She ...

March, 18, 2013. 09:59 AM
Renea’s Method of Sculpted Oil on Canvas

Using a pallet knife, Renea carefully blends a variety of colors for her paintings. Once properly blended, Renea begins to shape and contour each stroke as she delicately applies it to the canvas. Over time, the paint forms a protective skin on the outer layers. Once dry, a glaze is then applied to provide the glass-like appearance resulting in a truly unique work of art. The drying process is one of patience, the paint must dry and create a skin before the glaze can be applied. The glaze is applied with a brush and then is left to dry but still leaves the painting looking wet giving it a blown glass appearance. Due to the delicate natur ...

March, 18, 2013. 08:55 AM
Events

Renea is currently taking her work to galleries across the country, confidently talking to curators and making friends with artists. From September 21, 2013 thru November 16, 2013, the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art will present an exhibition of art work by artists whose work(s) appears in the book “International Contemporary Masters” (ICM) Vol. 6/7.Renea will be exhibiting her paintings in Las Vegas for this year’s ICM (6/7) and her work will be published in this years’ edition of the book.This juried book is published every second year and presents entries of living artists from all over the world, providingan invaluable guide for galleries, buyers, decorator ...

March, 18, 2013. 08:15 AM
The Renea Collection

March, 17, 2013. 08:23 AM
What is Abstract Art?

Art is a term that has a wide meaning; it is not an easy term to describe in simple words. In the most general sense, Abstract Art can be termed as a thing which stimulates a person’s thoughts, ideas, beliefs and also their imagination. Others would term Abstract Art as a language of thought and imagination, which generally takes diverse, forms and serves a number of purposes depending on the context they are based on. History Abstract Art Historically, abstract form of art design was developed in the 1900s (20th Century). The Neo-plasticism era between 1920 to 1940 is when abstract art became quite popular. Abstract expression took hold between 1940 to195 ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:12 AM
Publications and Videos

Articles December 2011-Hollywood Magazine-A Model Artist-From Runway to the Galleries Sept 2011- Examiner-ReneaMenzies: A Life in Full Bloom July/August 2010 Art Business News Magazine Cover August 2010 Art Quarterly- Sculpted and Engaging – An overview of Artist ReneaMenzies February 2008 Houston Modern Luxury January 2008 Houston Press 2007 The Reflectionist Word Press 2005 Dallas Observer 2003-2004 ART Galleries Houston Official News Letter 2003 Sun Paper - A Houston North Editorial – “Our Local Artists” JUSTLUXE , a luxury Web publication providing objective analysis and information to affluent consumers of luxury goods, services and travel, fe ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:11 AM
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long have you been painting? A: 13 years Q: Do you use brushes? A: No, it is all done with a pallet knife. Q: Why do you carve your name into the paint? A: I never liked signature, I think they take away from the art so I make the signature part of the painting. Q: How long does it take the paint to dry? A: It dries externally in a few months, will harden after a year or so and then continues to dry internally for years after. Q: How do you clean the paintings? A: I have applied a glazing medium that adds like a varnish and protects the painting. You can use a feather duster or a soft paintbrush to dust the painting. You should not apply any pres ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:10 AM
Friends, Colleagues, and Favorite Galleries

Renea has made many friends in the art world, networking and traveling. Here are highlighted just a few of them: Steve Zaluski Steve Zaluski is a mid career international artist who created sculptures of welded bronze and aluminum and has installed them around the world, in places such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, England, France, Germany, Israel, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Grand Cayman, Australia, Canada and almost every state in the United States. He also creates paintings, mobiles, music, and performance art installations and video art. Check out more of his bio and his portfolio at his website: www.zaluskisculpturestudi ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:09 AM
Press release

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March, 16, 2013. 06:09 AM
“Facts about famous artists”

Featured Artist: Jackson Pollock Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), who was popularly known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a famous figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was known for his unique style of drip painting. During his lifetime, Pollock has enjoyed both – his considerable fame and disrepute. He had a volatile personality, and has struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy. Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related, single-car accident; he was dri ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:08 AM
How to Buy and Decorate with Art

How to Buy and Decorate with Art Do you feel that your home should have a nature-fresh feel and beauty that everyone admires? Do you want your living room to look as aesthetically pleasing as it could? It is more than obvious everyone’s answer should be “YES”. It is a well-proven fact that people residing in well-designed and neat houses are more content than others. There is always more to the luxurious furniture and textured walls. Yes, you got it right, it’s artistic collectibles. The artistic collectibles are a universal term for paintings, murals, lamps, lanterns, chandeliers, candles, vases, artificial flora, pottery, sculptures, etc ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:07 AM
How to Safely Ship Artwork

If you have ever had the trouble of shipping a painting, don’t worry, you are not the only one; we’ve all had trouble with art shipment. Luckily, I stumbled upon a nice and easy shipment procedure that keeps your art intact. To begin with, you need to stretch your painting on a wooden frame. Put your framed painting in fitting foam and ensure you cut the four corners accurately to defend the edges against bumps. This is a guaranteed way that will cover the corners. All you have to do is take any precision knife heat it on a flame. After the knife is hot enough, cut the foam to form corner shapes. You should take the foam corners and place them on th ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:06 AM
In the Art World: PANTONE names Emerald the Color of the Year

In the Art World: PANTONE names Emerald the Color of the Year Pantone is a world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and communication of color across a variety of industries and mediums. Pantone recently name Emerald 17-5641 the color of the year for 2013, following Tangerine Tango in 2012 and Honeysuckle in 2011. Emerald is… "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony." Emerald is a vibrant green, reminiscent of lush nature but also precious gems. It has a legacy of expense and luxu ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:05 AM
How to License and Protect Your Artwork

How to License and Protect Your Artwork A majority of artists have never seen a real licensing agreement. It is unfortunate that many artists know nothing of the information that should be contained in an art licensing agreement and what doesn’t need to be in the same licensing agreement. Many artists proceed to sign a license agreement without knowing what the details contained inside are about with the hope for the best and they put their trust in a company which shows interest in their art. However, such a naïve move can lead to serious problems. As an artist one that is about to license his or her art, you need to get in-touch with a ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:04 AM
Top Art Exhibitions and Craft Shows in the U.S

Top Art Exhibitions and Craft Shows in the U.S. The Kentucky Craftedis the number one art exhibition in the U.S.A it has a great selection of contemporary and traditional work, combined with live performances that are to die for. Kentucky Crafted Market showcases brilliant crafters, great crowds and great surroundings. The Kentucky Crafted art show is held at Louisville, Ky. This art show showcases the best in fine art and craft and features a host of musical performances specialty foods that attendees will not wait to get their hands on. Scottsdale Arts Festival: This is one of the top ten art exhibition shows that showcase a divers ...

March, 16, 2013. 06:03 AM
Fascinating History of Modern Art

Fascinating History of Modern Art There are many fascinating pieces of art made by the most talented artists across the globe that attracts many a people. These modern art pieces remain extraordinary for many years. This list of astounding modern art pieces also includes modernist sculpture cubism. This cubism began between 1907 and 1911. The first person to introduce such an art form is the most renowned artist Pablo Picasso in the year 1907. He has painted Les Demoiselles d’Avignon which is considered as a proto-cubist work. Thereafter in the year 1908, another artist named Georges Braque prompted the critic Lois Vauxcelleswhich is referred t ...