As a viewer and an artist, D. Renee believes the arts can serve as an outlet, conduit, and amplifier for energies that have no other tangible expression. Hailing from the Miami Valley region in Ohio, D. Renée traveled south for her undergraduate studies, receiving her B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design. During this time, she says her “heart rooted itself deeply into the sandy soil, much like the majestic live oaks of the Southeast coast.”
She currently resides and creates in Florida.
Working in varied media, she utilizes traditional and experimental painting techniques, found and re-purposed materials, and even collage and handwritten calligrams. D. Renée is also an arts and animal rescue enthusiast, teaching artist, and advocate for VSA, which enhances communication and arts enrichment for special needs students.
Finding her inspiration in nature and its symbolism, history and its icons, she melds together subjects in works that are energetic and emotional. Every piece has its own story, but all have the goal of learning from those subjects and creating work that helps improve awareness and movement toward a better future.
Exploring new materials and processes to chase and capture these intangibles, she hopes to “express the invisible and create meaning from all these ‘dots’ to be connected.”
Her work has been recognized and featured in exhibits and venues on local and international levels, such as Plan Talks Day of The Girl in London.
Wilson’s art can be found in various galleries, juried festivals, and private collections throughout the United States and internationally.