We all feel something when we view art. It can range from feeling love, peace, racial issues, empowerment… Each piece has been inspired by someone or some event in my life. I try to translate that feeling, that experience into a visual for all to enjoy. My hope is that you feel it. This is my gift to you. From my spirit to yours.
I was born in Berkeley, CA. and raised in Oakland, CA. My uncle did art projects with me as a child and I was good with math. I was introduced to drafting, so I applied to U.C. Berkeley and graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture. Now, I am a retiree from The Port of Oakland. While working at The Port of Oakland, it was suggested that I take some graphic design courses. That opened another door. Now I do some freelance work.
During my free time, I do ceramics and work with bamboo. I refer to my ceramics as “clay babies” and my bamboo art as “Ancestral Poles”. The ancestral poles can tell a story or be decorative. I am honored that my ceramics were published in Essence Magazine and San Francisco Business Times to name a few. And some of my work is in the private collections of Susan Taylor and Jill Scott.
Web site: renatagray.com