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Rena Warren

Lake Country Art Gallery
Kelowna, British Columbia

Rena Warren is an Okanagan based artist, art educator, mother, and avid gardener. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Okanagan University College. While raising her daughter and earning a post-degree in Education at University of Victoria; Rena worked on and off at Opus between 1996 and 2003, offering workshops, demonstrations and gaining an extensive understanding of colour and materials knowledge. After seven years of teaching art in the private school system, Rena embarked on an independent teaching career and more focused art practice. She held the position of Artistic Director at Cool Arts Society for eight years. Currently she serves as Community Engagement Coordinator for the Lake Country Art Gallery, teaches for the Kelowna Art Gallery, various local arts groups as well as running private in-person and Zoom classes. In her own practice, Rena specializes in large-scale acrylic and oil portraiture; and original block print designs, fusing her subjects with archetypal and mythological references. Her extensive travels throughout India and Europe also inform her general aesthetic and subject matter. Recently Rena attended West Dean College in West Sussex, U.K. where she studied textile design.

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