As an artist I enjoy unraveling the infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors in hopes of creating a positive and hopeful new world on canvas. Walt Whitman said “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” I want my paintings to acknowledge his words.
My passion is color and oil painting. The result is hundreds of canvases I’ve created over the last 45 years. Most have been sold through galleries in Arizona, California and Idaho or through my web page – RenaVandewater.com. I’m included in many public and private collections across the United States and a few in Europe. My ideas spring from life: traveling and living on a farm. After my children were grown, I went back to school and earned a Masters of Fine Art degree. My work is harmonious and uplifting with a strong presence of atmosphere and intensity.