Meet Renee Laferriere


Renee paints scenes of nature, whether it be trees, rocks or flowers, adding incredible texture.

 

00Renee Laferriere (1)“I feel like I was born to be an artist because creating is what I’ve always loved to do.  Whether it was sewing, playing my guitar for hours on end, writing poetry, making a variety of things out of anything I found interesting, sketching, painting, etc.,  I have always had some kind of project in the works.  When I started painting in my early 20’s, it was the one thing I would never get bored of, and to this day, I am still constantly painting or thinking of things I should paint.  It was just a hobby for a long time until I decided to become a stay-at-home mom.  I thought about selling my paintings before that for many years, but wasn’t confident enough to do so, therefore, I’d give them as gifts or keep them.  Since I didn’t make money as a full time mom, I decided to take a chance, and try selling some of my work.  Surprisingly, I managed to sell several of my paintings in the last couple of years.

Being an artist can be like a roller coaster ride at times, especially when getting started in the art world, and it is also an amazing experience.  I am proud for putting myself out there with my art and for following my dream.  Best of all, surprisingly, I’ve managed to inspired my daughters which is an accomplishment I wasn’t expecting and am very proud of.
My paintings definitely reflect a part of who I am.  In person, I tend to keep to myself until I am comfortable enough to open up to those around me, however, I find I am able to express myself freely when I paint.  My paintings tend to be edgy and I think that’s due to dark, issues from my childhood.  I find when I’m in a good place in my life, I paint brighter and livelier pieces, but when I’m in a slump, the darker side comes out in what I create.  Since I’m a Gemini, I think that also plays a part in my variations of painting styles. Either way, I paint what I love, what I feel, and go with the flow.  At times my paintings have been interpreted differently than what I intended which I find interesting.  I don’t feel the need to defend my art.  I am happy with what I create and do it for myself in hopes that they will be well received.  If it’s not, that’s alright with me because we all have the right to our own opinion, and we all see the world in our own, unique way.”



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Renee’s gallery of art



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