China was an amazing influence on my art. I have always loved Asian art, furniture and decoration. It was great to see and learn about it first hand.
I've always been a huge animal and nature lover. I prefer to work in a more abstract format but occasionally I will paint animals more realistically.
A few random pieces.
Wine was an early inspiration for me. I grew up on a grape farm and my dad made wine.
While living in Dubai I started painting nudes. I also took a class there where I learned new mixed media and spreading paint with a card techniques.
The beautiful mosques and daily calls to prayer were very moving while living in the UAE.
Often abstracts are technical studies, playing with the paint in some new way. I also find inspiration in song lyrics.
Artwork by Renee Hartshorn