Born in San Francisco and raised in central California, Renee Nelson served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force, affording her the opportunity to live several years in the Philippines and to travel throughout Asia and the U.S. She considers herself a lifelong learner, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction.
Renee is an editor, a published novelist and poet, an educator, and a prolific multi-media visual artist with a focus and delight in all things tactile and textural. Her passion is encaustic, but she also works in watercolor, fused glass, and clay, in dabbles in knitting and beading. She has exhibited extensively in juried, solo and group shows, and her work is held in many private collections.
Of her art she says, "I’m very blessed and so grateful, and I’m inspired by God and nature and everything that includes. Whether I’m writing a story or poem, painting a picture, or creating a sculpture, I want the end result to be something meaningful that causes the reader or viewer to engage, feel something, or be moved in some way; I want them to smile, laugh, gasp, feel inspired, feel nostalgic, or simply be transported to another place for a moment in time."
Renee exhibits and teaches throughout the Washington DC, VA and MD metro area, and lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs in Southern Maryland.
To learn more about her and see her work, visit her website: http://www.nelsoncreativeworks.net/