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About Me

Hi, my name is Renee and I'm an artist from Birmingham, Alabama.

For as long as I can remember I have been creating art out of whatever I could find. I was raised by creative parents and my father introduced me to woodworking. So my art was born out of my love for reclaiming and upcycling materials. I believe that anything old can be reclaimed and made new again for everyone to enjoy and that is what motivates my art and my custom furniture creations.

Reclaimed wood is my preferred canvas, though I've used all kinds of reclaimed materials. Depending on the piece I'll carve, paint, stain, refinish, seal, and more to create distinctive pieces featuring a broad array of subjects.

You can see my art in and around Birmingham in places such as Avondale Brewing Company, Melt, and the Painted Shovel. I have also been a featured artist at West Elm.

In addition to the art, I make custom furniture pieces ranging from the practical to the whimsical. I've upcycled pallets into a couch, turned an old console television cabinet into a shabby chic wine bar, and much more. Keep your eyes open for what new “old” materials will turn up in my work next!

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
- Wayne Dyer