Renee Corwin

Renee Corwin is renowned as an award winning portrait painter who attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974. Her work is influenced by Sargent, Bouguereau, Ingres, and by contemporaries such as Daniel Greene, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Schmid, Leffel and Jacob Collins. Renee's portraits, though always realistic, have a soft quality of mystery and other worldliness to them for which she is known. Her 1996 move to San Diego with her husband, Steve, has led her back to her first joy; painting. In an attempt to stay connected to her east coast family, Renee began painting their portraits from old photos. Corwin has a highly developed eye for shape color and texture, and works with endless dedication and attention to detail. Her career started as a textile artist in Manhattan, where she was a colorist and designer working for fabric producers. She is also an experienced graphic designer. Since her arrival on the west cost, Renee has won numerous awards for her portraiture and her work now hangs in private collections in Northern and Southern California, Washington, Florida and New York. Corwin is a member and president of the San Diego Portrait Society. She has recently been honored by being selected from the membership of the Portrait Society of America to be one of their few Southern California State Ambassador.

Dottie Stanley - Renee Corwin