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Renee LaRose

Renee LaRose

Renee LaRose is an accomplished artist and has been educating students for over 25 years. Her award winning large and small scale paintings have an extensive exhibition history and are included in both private and corporate collections. Renee’s diverse range of styles and subject matter is the by-product of her ongoing creative process of experimentation and exploration in the studio and result in works that range from imaginary landscapes, narratives with a psychological edge, and multilayered abstractions to mixed media.

As an art educator Renee’s teaching experience includes: Adjunct Instructor for local colleges and universities, Artist in Residence for public and private schools and Workshop Creator, Organizer, and Facilitator in both private and public sectors which include the homeless, runaway teens, adults, college and high school students, high school teachers, and older citizens.

Over the years Renee has taught a broad spectrum of two dimensional art classes and workshops, including:  Beginning to Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting, Beginning to Advanced Drawing, Color Theory, Art Experience, and Mixed Media. A list of workshops offered includes Encaustic Painting; Image Transfer; Creative Framing; Drawing the Human Figure; Drawing the Human Head; Introduction to New Approaches and Techniques with Acrylic Mediums; Experimental Techniques and Exploration of Mixed Media; Wire Work and Making Personal Amulets with Mixed Media, Mural Painting, and acted as Curator for numerous community art exhibitions.

Whether teaching art or creating it in her studio, Renee weaves her studio practice together with her teaching practice. As an educator, her primary focus is to assist the students in both technical mastery and conceptual practices to inform and infuse their personal vision.


  • MFA, Painting – Vermont College of Norwich University
  • BFA, XXX - Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design