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Renate Kuprian

I moved from Italy to the USA before continuing my studies at Sonoma State University where I graduated in 2003 in Fine Arts. I am inspired by the natural world; it probably has its roots in the mountain ranges of the Alps in Italy, where I grew up.  Living here, in Northern California, makes me very happy. I’m surrounded by natural beauty and I find great inspiration in it. With time my work has become more intuitive.  I rely on subconscious recall and educational theory. Working with oil paints is very gratifying to me since my focus is on layers, building them up and scraping back, finding stuff I had forgotten about.  The painting starts to get interesting and develops its own story.  Besides oil, I love working with collages and mixed media. The play between texture and color is very playful and gratifying to me.  Overall my work is very adaptable; sometimes I create representational work and sometimes pure abstract work. I hope that you enjoy my work and thank you for taking the time to visit my website.