Laura Renee was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent her childhood in New Jersey. She became interested in drawing and painting at an early age and quickly began to view the world with an artist’s eye. After developing her own style, Renee graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. While continuing her studies at the Arts Students League of New York and living in Hoboken, New Jersey, Renee was inspired to paint scenes capturing Hoboken’s old world charm. The vibrant colors and energy of the city had a lasting impression on the young artist. Renee spent 10 years living and painting in Hoboken where she exhibited her work at several locations including the Hoboken Historical Museum and Gallery 1200. Renee left her mark on the city with several murals which can be seen at the Hoboken Hospital, as well as the Hoboken Multipurpose Center.
Now living with her husband and daughter in Westchester, NY, Renee is finding her inspiration from her newly adopted hometown of New Rochelle and the nearby towns along the Hudson River and Sound Shore. She continues to paint from life and captures the old-world charm of these historic towns. Her warm color palette, expressive brushwork, and unique use of perspective gives a fresh interpretation to some of these timeless waterfront communities most cherished landmarks. With a passion for life, her paintings bring forth images of the world around her. Her work graces many public sites and private collections nationwide.
“Painting, for me, is a journey of expressing the feeling in that moment. I become involved on a personal level, capturing my experience through my art.” – Laura Renee