oil on gold leaf – 72″ x 36″
Accomplished painter and sculptor, Renee Vance [American – born 1954] is best known for her life-like and ethereal portraits. At times, Vance’s iconic portraits have honored such historical figures as Rodin’s pupil and lover, Camille Claudel (1864-1938), a Yankton Nakota writer, educator and classical violinist. Using the carefully honed skills acquired while studying art and scientific /medical illustration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Vance applies sensitive brush strokes and gold leaf backgrounds to execute her portraits, Realistic and classical with a luminous quality, her renditions of people from various cultural backgrounds honor diversity as well as universality. “Through my art, I focus on connectedness of humankind. I want to pay tribute to the physical as well as the spiritual attributes of my subjects.” For the past twenty-five years, she has Exhibited in galleries in Seattle, Colorado, New Mexico, and North Carolina; her work is in many private and public collections. Vance’s home and studio are in a remote desert area in Southern Arizona. View Renee’s work here or contact Lou Anne Sterbick-Nelson at 520 432 5877.
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Belleza is Bisbee, Arizona’s premier art gallery featuring the works of over 20 artists. Visitors to Belleza, located on historic Old Bisbee’s Main Street, will enter a newly restored gallery that typifies the wonderful feel of Bisbee at the turn of the 20th century. Great art is to be found here.