Renate is an internationally exhibited Dutch artist, living in La Herradura, in southern Spain. Renate likes to work with strong colours, mixing the paint directly on the canvas. She mainly paints the female figure and rather than using live models is inspired by people who pass her by. As well as offering weekly painting classes and master classes for small groups for both beginners and more advanced painters in her studio in La Herradura, Renate now also offers online art classes for adults and teenagers.
“Every artwork is a story and each story an artwork in itself which not necessarily has to be recognised by the viewer. I like the observer to recognise their own story in my artwork so that it can blend in with their lives. The red moon in many of my paintings represents the Goddess Isis, symbol for female intuition and creativity.“