Local Art Show: Renee Walkup
Join us for this free event and help support your local artists! Renee will have her art on display all weekend. Using mostly upcycled items, Renee creates pieces that reveal beauty in color, texture, and form.
Time & Location
Jan 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jan 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
Bath Garden Center, 2000 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA
About the Event
Join us for this free event and help support your local artists! Renee will have her art on display all weekend for you to enjoy. Art can be purchased directly from the artist at the Garden Center (cash/Venmo only please!) and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the artist.
-Renee's Musical Mosaics -
Renee Walkup grew up in Kansas City loving art and nature, where she was influenced by her artist father. Her lifelong dream was to wake up every morning in the Rockies, so she relocated to Fort Collins after spending many years in the eastern US. In Colorado, she finds inspiration in stunning sunrises, wide skies, plants, and wildlife.
As a tactile artist, Renee finds inspiration in the interplay of color and various shapes working in contrast and harmony. Using mostly upcycled items including tiles, glass, semiprecious stones, copper, crystal beads, rubber, ceramic, and objects from nature, Renee creates pieces that reveal beauty in color, texture, and form. Each hand-crafted piece is one of a kind, created on guitars, ukuleles, and violins which were previously used as instruments of auditory beauty, then retired and repurposed as Renee’s visual works of art.
Renee’s methodology is to invest time studying the instrument as inspiration stimulates a theme and color palate form in her imagination. She then preps the piece, gathers materials, and lays out various beads, glass, and other items as they emerge into a conceptual design. Hundreds of items are laid out as she painstakingly eliminates shapes and colors from many choices and a design emerges with varying shapes and contrasting textures for interest. Each instrument takes approximately 15-30 hours to complete. Her innovative pieces are in demand as unique gifts for art collectors. Her wish is that art lovers enjoy her musical mosaics in their homes or businesses, and then gift a piece to a music-loving friend.
Contact her at: email@example.com or call 404 2717438 to discuss custom work, commissions, and gallery exhibits.