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In My Youth

There are things about my childhood that I wish I could definitively wipe from my memory. There were some absolutely awful things… terrifying things… things that hurt me more than I thought I could live through. But, fact is, there were good things too. Seemingly,...

VULNERABILITY

You can ask me any question, and I could get so flustered, self-conscious, and choked up that I could hardly keep my composure. PTSD and Social Anxiety Disorder have held a firm grip on my throat for much of my life. But ask me about...

Poems

When I was just a kid, I had a lot of struggles. One of them was around language. My grandparents spoke Spanish, and then when I lived in Ecuador, that became my only language. I came back to Chicago in the summer before second grade...

The Goddess Within

Oh, Valentine’s Day…a day fraught with such emotion…a day of expectation, desire, hope, fear, loneliness...

Do Something

If I call myself an artist, what does that mean? I am not simply creative…I’m not particularly “crafty”…I’m not even sure if I’m terribly inventive. For me, the definition goes much deeper. I am expressive in every facet of my creative practice, and this is...

Long Term Storage of Fine Art

Hurricane Michael has wreaked havoc across the Eastern seaboard, and my heart goes out to all those that have lost homes, loved ones, and the struggles they will endure rebuilding what once was.   In light of this natural disaster, I have already begun to receive calls...

“Atlantic”, 60x48in, oil on canvas, 2017

The story behind “Atlantic” is one that you might not readily see. This is a happy shade of blue—a lovely, light colored figure in white—a picture of tranquility and peace. What I was feeling, however, was longing: a sense of wanting something I will never...