Having studied art in Melbourne and Italy, Renee has settled in her childhood home of West Gippsland. As Renee’s life has evolved from single artist to wife, mother and business owner, so too have her works developed. Renee’s art explores the physical and emotional spaces of identity.
Renee paints with paper. Using glossy magazines to create detailed collages, she is interested in exploring the portrayal of women and the body in our image-saturated lives. A meticulous, complex process requiring patience, the women Renee creates are similarly multilayered. These women are not passive, but look back out at the viewer. Uniquely positioned, they witness that they are being watched. With social media and influencer culture used to obsessively curate images of our daily experiences, Renee questions the role of the viewer and the subject being viewed.