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Declutter Sale

To declutter art. (For images scroll down) Is that OK for a professional artist? I have decided that at this stage of my life it is. I’m a painter and a writer and both are important to me. There are periods in my life that my focus lies completely on painting and there are times...

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Be The change

To change the world you have to start with yourself they say, or in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world…. So I’m hoping to inspire others with the changes I have already made for myself. Part of this is a few plans and projects that I...

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A Risky business

Trying to make a living as an artist can be a risky business. The poor, starving artist often isn’t an exaggeration. I am not exactly starving but if it wasn’t for my Spanish husband, who has a small avocado farm, I would currently not be able to survive on my art income. When...

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So what exactly is RenartsWorld

Who or what is RenartsWorld? RenartsWorld is many different things but simply said it is my world… a world of Ren(ate’s) Art. A short description would be an artist and writer with a passion for mandalas, but that doesn’t really cover it. To get to know me as a person...

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The Rembrandt Connection

A family connection with Rembrandt van Rijn is a bit of a statement which surprised me as much as it may surprise you. Apart from the fact that I am Dutch and we both have a ‘van’ in our surname, we are not literally blood-related, but there is an interesting family connection...

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The Energy of Art

    I often wonder whether it is the image or the colours of the artwork that create a certain atmosphere in a home. It is commonly known that colours influence the energy in a space. It’s difficult to imagine life without colours. They influence our mood and can bring us...

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Where does inspiration come from?

As an artist and writer I often wonder where inspiration actually comes from. I’ve even wondered whether it will ever dry up. The thought of that happening is somewhat laughable because if anything, it seems to grow. It feels as if there is a never ending source of ideas and...

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The Art of Writing

I create art and I write, my words create a picture and my pictures tell a story…let’s call it the Art of Writing. I cannot do them at the same time, but I have no preference. There are days or even weeks that I want to write and then I can feel a strong urge to paint...

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A Heartist, creating Art from the heart

A Heartist, creating Art from the heart A short while ago I saw information from an artist who described herself as a Heartist, creating Art from the Heart. I like the word and perhaps I feel attracted to it because I think it describes me as an artist. I don’t necessarily follow...

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Art exhibitions and art markets

Art exhibitions and art markets I live in southern Spain in the province of Andalusia where you are never far away from art exhibitions or art markets. As an artist I consider myself very lucky to have found the tranquillity of a typical Spanish seaside village, close to the mountains...

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