About Renée and Dreams After All
I was born with the heart of an artist. Raised by a mother who always shared her love for art and music, she continuously encouraged me to pursue everything creative.
My mother was an elementary school teacher who shared her gifts with all of her students through art projects almost every single day. I actually have paintings that she painted as a teenager that I cherish. Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, California, my days were inspired by the coastal beauty, evenings filled with music, including the numerous concerts I attended which inspired me. Constantly singing and writing songs, my memories are of harmony and prose.
I give thanks to my mother, a trained artist, who introduced me to the world of art - and I never looked back. She shared her love of many, many artists with me at every opportunity she got. We explored museums together and she taught me about various art forms. Most importantly, she encouraged me to immerse myself in art projects and “everything creative.”
My father was a tenor and had a gorgeous voice which must be why I was fascinated with music as well. I began singing at 18 months old and eventually became a singer/songwriter.
After college, I became interested in creating greeting cards, both the designs and message. Initially I made cards for my friends, but it evolved into a career as I noticed that people were drawn to my art and uplifting messages.
Like most artists, I started from the ground floor, selling my cards door-to-door. I have sold my work in Whole Foods Market (my first door-to-door sales!), Bristol Farms and Gelson’s as well as many mom ‘n pop stores, book stores and gift stores across the country. My inspiration comes from creating products that will connect people together through communication. Constantly creating and writing, I continue to delve into new art forms as well as lend my work to other products every chance I get. My greatest joy comes from sharing with others and hoping to touch someone’s heart.
I am grateful to be able to continue my artistic journey and follow my heart wherever that journey leads.
With love and passion.