About Renee DiNapoli:

Artist Statement:
Having traveled frequently to the Caribbean, she succeeds in imparting a sense of place and mood. Renee’s perspective of the outdoor seaside viewed uniquely from inside gives the viewer a feeling of presence in the scene. Her large floral paintings set her apart from other artists in her contemporary presentation. Oil is Renee’s medium of choice because she can control it and use it best to create the effect of light on her subjects. Her goal is to create beautiful images that glow with light. WEBSITE

Biography:
Renee C. DiNapoli, award-winning, professional artist/instructor and former faculty member of Ringling School of Art & Design is noted for her contemporary florals and interior beachfront realism. Renee’s striking oil paintings have received critical acclaim for their high contrast, unusually intense use of color and exquisite detail. Her ability to achieve both impact and delicacy in her paintings attests to her 36 years of training with Italian master, Carlo DiNapoli of DiNapoli Studios and her graduate study at The Red Mountain Institute of Art in Mountain Brook, AL.

Renee graduated from the Red Mountain Institute of Art in Mountain Brook, AL. She has studied at The Louvre in Paris, France as well as with Italian master, Carlo DiNapoli for the past 41 years.  She has taught at Ringling, Loyola and Tulane Universities as well as Selby Gardens, Mote Marine, Sarasota Bay Club and many others.

Several of Renee’s paintings are in the permanent collection of the State of Florida. One of her paintings was accepted into the permanent collection of  the Vieques Museum of Fine Art in Puerto Rico. Recently, she was one of six artists among 1000 applicants to be accepted as a member of the prestigious Women Artists of the West Organization.  Several of her paintings have been accepted in an international exhibition at The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Texas, a national exhibition at the Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery as well as the Amalie Arena in Tampa among many others.