Artist / Instructor
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
A European artist born in 1963 in Prague, Czech Republic, Renata received her degrees at Belohorska Art School and Holar's Art University in Prague, under Professor Jiri Veskrna. Her European clients include "Kotva" - largest
international upscale retailer in Prague, the world class tennis player Hana Mandlikova, the movie director and academy award winner Milos Forman.
Renata’s work has also been shown at various galleries including the Museum of Art, Artlink, and Orchard Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her artwork is owned by corporate and private collectors in Europe and United States. She and her husband, Ales, have operated Pancner's Art School in Fort Wayne since 1997.
"I think every artist carries inside his own world and tries to depict it. Most likely it's truly escape from the real world. When somebody asks me what am I escaping from? I say: just turn-on TV and think about what you are being served! I like the opposite - the stillness and mystery of Nature and all that's connected with it - including people as part of it." Francois Bacon once said: ‘The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.’ ...and that is what I am trying to do the most. I am really happy and satisfied when people look at my artwork and try to find something more, if they sense some story or think of what I wanted to say."
"We learn to do something by doing it, so I also still learn from my mistakes. I believe that each new painting is a bit better than the one before and that is what I try to teach my young art students.