ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ren is an Australian born, third generation artist with European roots and an adventurous gypsy soul.  Entirely self-taught, she gives credit to her artistic parents for encouraging self-expression and a love for the arts from a very early age.  Throughout her school years Ren excelled in various mediums including ceramics, woodwork and textiles.  Although her career took a different path for a time, it was Ren's burning desire to create that would eventually pave the way towards a successful career in the arts.  A passion for travel helped fill the creative void until she unexpectedly met the love of her life and settled on the Island of Grand Cayman in the British West Indies in 1995.  Before long she was picking up a brush and making a name for herself in a thriving local art scene.


Ren lives and breathes art!  Most days you'll find her working from her studio and when she's not physically painting she's mentally gathering snapshots of her surroundings, travels, life experiences and people she meets along the way.   Ren has become known for her unique style that often blends abstract expressionism with stylized whimsical figures that bounce off the canvas through effortless brushstrokes.  The canvas is her platform for self-expression, a way to communicate to the world through a universal language of color and vivid imagery.   Ren has the ability to draw you in, not only with her unique style but also with her down-to-earth openness giving you a little insight into her creative process, her inspirations and passion for life.


Over the years Ren has exhibited both locally and internationally with her work now in private and corporate collections including the permanent collection of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

"My journey through life has provided many experiences - stories I may one day write about.  But in the meantime I'll express them through my art - for me a more natural form of communicating.  Every piece I create is a piece of me - my energy, heart and soul.  Being able to share this creativity with others is a blessing I don't take for granted.  It has given me the opportunity to travel the world and meet some beautiful creative souls who to this day, continue to inspire my artistic journey." - Ren

CURRICULUM VITAE

GROUP SHOWS/FESTIVALS

2020       Cayman Islands           "Island of Women" - National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

                                                    "Figuratively Speaking" - Awardart Gallery

                                                    Art Cayman, Ritz Carlton Art Gallery

2019       Cayman Islands           KAABOO Music Festival

                                                    National Gallery of the Cayman Islands First Biennial

2018       Cayman Islands           Opening Reception, Awardart Gallery

2016-17                                       Elevation, The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Island Inspiration - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Red Sky at Night Festival, Harquail Theatre

2015                                            Emerging - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

2014                                            Modern Cayman - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

2013                                            Transcending - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

2012                                            Progress - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

2011                                            Embark - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Summer Blossoms - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Cayman Reflections - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

2010                                            Summer 101 - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Changes - Arteccentrix Gallery

                                                    Beloved Isle Cayman - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    21st Century Cayman - The National Gallery

2009                                            My Cayman - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Art of the Palate, Watler House, Pedro St James Castle

2008      Chelsea, New York        Agora Gallery

              Cayman Islands            Water Sense - The National Gallery

                                                    Festival Time - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    Womyn - Al Ebanks Studio

2007                                            Melting Pot - The Gallery, Ritz Carlton

                                                    McCoy Exhibition - The National Museum

                                                    100 Years On - Grand Old House

                                                    Million Dollar Run - Morgan Gallery

                                                    Arreckly - Towards a Cultural Identity, The National Gallery

2006     Chelsea, New York        Raw Arts Exhibition - Carrozini Von Buhler Gallery

2005     Valencia, Spain              Raw Arts Exhibition - Colore Elefante Gallery

2004     Cayman Islands             Portrait of An Artist - The National Gallery

2003                                            Junior Achievement Awards & Exhibition, The National Gallery

2002                                            Kensington Lott Fine Art Gallery

1998-2013                                   Annual Cayfest Art Festival

1997-2010                                   Annual art@governors

               

SOLO SHOWS

2010     Cayman Islands             A Day in the Life III - The National Gallery

2009                                            Summer Daze - Full of Beans Cafe

2008                                            Sanctuary - Sapphire Lounge

2006     Montreal, Canada          Fish out of Water - Agwater Cafe

2005     Cayman Islands             Starting Over - Westin Casuarina Resort

REPRESENTATION

Ritz Carlton Art Gallery, Grand Cayman

Awardart Gallery, Grand Cayman

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

White Dog Art, Grand Cayman

CORPORATE COLLECTORS

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Campbells Law, Grand Cayman

The Residences, Kimpton Seafire Resort, Grand Cayman

The Ritz Residences, Grand Cayman

Aldridge Connors LLP, Atlanta, USA

Morgans Restaurant, Grand Cayman

AWARDS

2016 Poinciana Festival, Best Scenic Painting-Drawing & Best Subject Painting

CHARITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Heroes for Hannah

Moving Art for ARK Cayman Islands

Breast Cancer Foundation, Grand Cayman

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

PAWS Cayman Islands

Humane Society, Cayman Islands

© Ren Seffer 2019

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