All rights reserved.  All images © 2010 and beyond.  Rena Shear

Education



University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA:  1976, BA Art, cum laude;  
Study Abroad: Young Judaea Year in Israel, 1972-1973, work/study program

deCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA 1996-present:  acrylics; watercolor; pastel; monoprint; photography; handmade decorative books; drawing; ceramics; collage

Workshops
Academy of Design, New York, NY, February 2004 Pastels with Wolf Kahn
Painting from the Source, Boston, MA, 1998  Aviva Gold
The Artist╩╝s Way, Boston, MA, 1996, 1995 Julia Cameron

Memberships
2011 - present  Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
1996 - 2015  Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
1994 - 2006 The Artists╩╝ Way, Framingham, MA

2016 - 2018  Member of Fort Point Artists Community, Boston, MA
2016 - present  Member of Arts Wayland, Wayland, MA


Curator
2015 - present
Responsible for the display of monthly art exhibits at Brick Wall Kitchen, Brookline, MA

Travel
Israel, England, Italy, Switzerland, France, Hawaii, Iceland, Southwest, East /West US Coasts



 

Artist Statement / Biography

Color is my main inspiration and motivation in art:  it’s part of my emotional language.  To pay homage to all of my sources of inspiration (whether it’s music, nature, or emotion), it feels only fitting to show my gratitude by infusing my work through texture, gesture, and color relationships with the energy and spirit that have touched me so deeply.  My preference for abstraction stems from the desire to let go of a recognizable image in return for a sensory or emotional experience where the viewer can personalize it by imagining further.