About the Artist
René Guerin is known for her expressive, witty paintings that explore life in coastal Florida. While her work is rooted in realism, Guerin often takes creative liberties, placing greater emphasis on expressive characteristics through her use of gestural brushstrokes, flattened or distorted perspectives, unconventional compositions, and unique color combinations. She explains, “I focus on essence rather than detail as I join aspects of expressive and traditional painting in my work.”
While there is great diversity in René Guerin’s work, she has developed a unique and easily recognizable style, full of energetic, animated brushstrokes that bring her subjects to life. As Guerin explains, in her own words, “My work is a visual record of how everyday life intersects with the creative process. Through my work as an artist, I draw inspiration from the people and places familiar to me, as well as concepts and techniques from art history that interest me. I have explored a range of stylistic approaches over the years and now have the freedom to pull from these techniques and methods to choose the ones that best suit each subject.”
René Guerin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University. Guerin has over 40 years of painting experience and has participated in solo, juried, and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art; the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center; Bellaire; and the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Her work is currently included in the permanent collections of Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida; the Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida; and the Morris Museum, Augusta, Georgia.
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Past Solo Exhibitions at Arts on Douglas