Renate has painted and taught art Downeast for 20 some years, exhibited widely, and has had her work included in various museum collections, contemporary galleries, and art venues. Her work has been described as contemplative where the images merge with the abstract. “My obsession has been with the horizon and the planes above and below it, so to speak, and all the painterly fun that can occur in those areas. Maine’s shorelines, islands, streams, rivers, bays and open water allow me to see a new scene wherever I look. Maine is the perfect place to be an artist, and to recreate for others who can then have this glorious nature in their own home.