Local Kurrajong based artist, Renee Mitchell is due to present her first solo art exhibition at Sassafras Creek Food and Design in Kurrajong Village, NSW.
Interestingly, Renee put aside her natural talent for visual arts and began a long career in media straight out of high school as a junior in media sales at Rural Press/The Land (now Fairfax Media), North Richmond. 16 years on and Renee has returned to follow her passion in the arts which she has ceaselessly pursued ever since.
Renee’s initial success with her At Play Series was wildly popular instantly and she began to see the possibilities in art as a career. This alongside Renee’s Instagram and social media following lead to a recent article to be published in the online arts and lifestyle publication ‘Moustache Magazine’ with an interview based on her new mixed media Scratch Series. The author of this article, Johnny Harkin, claimed Renee is ‘Scratching her way to success’
Renee’s new portfolio is significantly freer in style for which Renee explains;
My Scratch Series was really a rebellion against the tight and controlled mark making of my earlier At Play silhouette series which required every leaf and every blade of grass to be informed
In An Itch to Scratch viewers can expect to see a collection of creatures large and small however Renee’s play on scale yields unlikely results. In this show you will see an enlarged bumble bee in proximity to a reduced hippopotamus. My personal favorites are her playful snail pieces which through their alternative shell-homes, again draw attention to their small scale. Renee’s mixed media drawings present a range of animals and insects, framed beautifully and installation ready for your home or place of business.
Here is a great article for Renee’s show;