As a Victoria based artist, Renate works primarily in watercolour, pastels and oils. Her subject
artistic interests through photography, sketching and painting.
With the exception of several excellent artist-led workshops, Renate is a self-taught artist. She
enjoys rendering a realistic or an impressionist style to her subjects using a variety of mediums.
While inspired by photographs and the natural world, she further develops her painting to
produce her own compositions. She favours a warm colour palette, applying layers of paint or
pastel to achieve the vibrant colours seen in her work.
Renate’s work takes inspiration from her travels, reflected light and simply the beauty in the
world around her. Renate has an Active membership in the Federation of Canadian Artists as
well as in her local area including the Victoria Federation Chapter, the Saanich Peninsula Arts &
Crafts Society and the ArtSea Community. Her work has appeared in both juried and non-juried
art shows and is held in collections in Canada.
Please feel free to check her website for examples of her work. Thank you for your interest!