I have a passion for the creative arts. Art is soulful. Art is rejuvenating. Through art, I find peace.
During my college years, I studied Commercial Art and Photography. I worked as a layout artist at a small newspaper before becoming a Computer Based Training developer at The Boeing Company. As a CBT artist, I created art, both in 2D and in 3D, and assembled and integrated the code to become a complete training package. I worked on Flight Training and Pilot Training CBT courses for the 737, 747, 757, 777 and F-22. Later, I worked as a 3D Artist for both the Flight Sim and Combat Flight Sim software packages that were produced by Microsoft. I LOVED being a creative in the corporate world, but after the birth of my children, it became clear to me that my purpose was to raise my children while they were young.
Today, now that my children are older, I am finding more time to, once again, explore my creativity through art, photography and screenprinting. In 2017, I opened a brick and mortar art studio so I could teach classes locally. In 2018, it became clear that I needed to change my approach to this business that I love dearly. I closed my studio and my business went mobile. I have been taking business classes, am currently redefining my business plan, and am working on efforts to reduce costs. I'm not sure where my journey will take me, but I will continue to enjoy each moment as they come. It is my hope that my journey will inspire creativity in those who seek a creative outlet of their own.
After being a wife and mom, first and foremost, I am an artist. I love art. I love to teach art. I hope that as I teach art, it will inspire others in many different aspects of their lives.
I truly enjoy photography. I enjoy most everything about it - taking photos, playing in Photoshop, creating scrapbook pages (both traditional paper and digital scrapbooking). I continue to strive to improve my skills. I have a lot to learn, especially in regards to digital photography. In college, I was trained using old film cameras and making adjustments to photographs by changing paper types or using unique techniques in an old fashioned darkroom.
You can see some of my photographs by visiting www.reneeclark.smugmug.com.
Smugmug is the also website that I use to create private photo albums when I take photos for others. If I have given you a link to a private album of photos, this is the website where those photos will be stored.
I have the equipment to operate a screenprinting business. It is a dream of mine to also teach screenprinting. What I currently lack is space. I do not have a studio where I can teach this, but it is something I am definitely working toward.
I enjoy writing. I have a hodge podge of written works scattered in different locations - in composition books, on old computers, on my phone, etc. I am currently working on my very first book - about art, of course!
Autism touches my family. A couple of very special someones have my heart. I have learned a lot over the years. You may see me talk, write, post about autism. My passion comes from the impact that autism has in my life.