Renee Samuels' work can be colorful or dark, playful or serious, but it's always about composition and spirit, her creative energy manifested with line, shape and color. Whether purely abstract or abstracted from the representational with recognizable forms, the works are alive with movement. Matisse, Morandi and Ben Nicholson are among the most prominent of Renee Samuels' influences. But having looked at her work a viewer will walk away with the conviction that it is 100% original. Reneesamuels.com
Renee Samuels (b.1958 St. Johnsbury, Vermont) grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, attended Boston University and moved to Woodstock, New York, in 1987, where she studied drawing, painting and art history with the late Nicholas Buhalis. Exhibiting since 1987, she won a First Prize in a painting show at Woodstock Artists Association and Museum in 1990. Since then she's had 10+ solo exhibitions and participated in over 80 group shows in the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her home and studio are in Woodstock, New York, where she is listed on the Chamber of Commerce's Famous Artists web page.