Paintings of France
Twilight: Western North Carolina
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Twilight II - Western North Carolina, USA
Pastel on Paper, $550.
Movement Through Space
4' x 6'
Pencil on Cotton Rag paper
While at Penland I studied people walking on the drive over several days. I recorded their movement through space with a different pencil to represent particular hours of different days.
Twilight II: Western North Carolin, USA
Pastel on Paper. Framed. $550.
Leaving New York. NYC
Tulips. Washington Square. NYC
New York University. Washington Square. NYC
Signs. Washington Square. NYC
Roses. Sullivan Street & 3rd. NYC
Ice Cream Truck. Washington Square. NYC
Highway to the Airport. NYC.
Kati Rolls. NYC.
Macdougal Street, NYC.
Sullivan & 3rd, NYC
Shade Bar, NYC
Village Ma, NYC.
Sullivan Street, NYC
Shade To Go, NYC
Sidewalk. Sullivan & 3rd, NYC
Washington Square. NYC
Sullivan Street & Washington Square. NYC
Columbus Museum Artist Interview: Rene Shoemaker
Lunch + Learn @ Columbus Museum
Kennedy Road Beaver Pond, Oconee County, Ga
La Rentrée at Ciné
Paintings of France
Traveling through France is one of my favorite things to do. Harvey and I spent 3 months living in a Renault Kangoo exploring Paris and the countryside. These pictures represent how I felt while sleeping in some of the most beautiful spaces I have discovered.
First exhibited at Aurum Studios, Athens, Ga, USA 2014
Village Details: A walk from the West to the East Village, and what I saw along the way
The Shade Bar, NYC
I love NYC. And I love the Village. This exhibit was my second in NYC.
Works on Paper
I love working with different materials. The paper (often 100% cotton) makes the drawings and prints come alive with color and texture.
Un Café, S’il Vous Plaît!
First solo show in Paris France!
La Cafeotheque de Paris
52 rue de l'Hotel de Ville
75004 Paris France
Fred J. Orr, Athens Architect
Orr2: Interpreting the Legacy - an artistic interpretation of Fred J. Orr's architecture
Circle Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga
Rediscovering the Neighborhood
First solo show in NYC! Greenwich Village was instrumental during my formative years. This exhibit was a way of returning the love and inspiration the Village has given me over the years.
241 Sullivan St
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Kind Words Rising
Commissioned site specific installation at the Ramsey Student Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga
Observations: The Architecture of Downtown Watkinsville
First exhibited at the public library in Watkinsville Ga - now held at the Oconee Co Planning Dept.
First solo exhibit in a gallery! - Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, Ga,
Solo exhibit and lecture at The Monroe Art Guild, Monroe, Ga
Commissioned site specific installation at the Ramsey Student Center in honor of Jane Russell. The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Installed in 2012
Commissioned site specific installation, Heyward Allen Toyota, Athens, Ga.
Installed in 2006.
Large Scale Installations
Images in Situ
Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley - silk paintings by René Shoemaker
Columbus Museum. 1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, Ga
Columbus is alive with the dreams of the people who live here and the people who visit. I am fascinated by the town of Columbus, and find endless enjoyment in exploring the area.
The Chattahoochee Valley - with its long history, incredible depth, abundant natural resources, and lively community - provides a wealth of inspiration for an artist. The river is a constant presence, always moving, powerful yet calming. The rail lines cross the town, river, and country, and the streets of downtown Columbus are flat and straight, creating sightlines I have only experienced out west. The water towers, mill stacks, and church steeples punctuate the sky with a beautiful grace. During my time here I marveled at the clear blue sky and at the setting sun as it lit up the water tower at Broadway and Front Street. Watching it illuminate the town, I was dazzled by that reflected light, and tried to capture it in my own way.
It has been my honor to create 11 images of the Chattahoochee Valley for the Museum. This opportunity is a life’s dream, an incredible opportunity to share what I saw with you, and I did not take my task lightly. Limiting myself to 11 works was extremely difficult - I have many more I can see in my mind’s eye, and I hope one day to bring them into being.
Series created for application to the Rome Prize in 2012.
Not yet exhibited.
Pulled from multiple exhibits, this is a collection of work that I have created honoring my hometown of Athens, Ga.