Born in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, René was drawn across the state by the rich art culture of Kansas City and the warmth and hospitality of its people. She received art instruction in illustration and commercial art from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois and later Central Missouri State University (now UCM). Then she immediately entered the workforce as a freelance illustrator.
Experienced in digital and analog art, René’s aim is to remain flexible according to the client or project’s needs. She is heavily influenced by fantasy art and comic books, with a general focus on character design. She has been published in several Dungeons and Dragons d20 supplemental guides by Mongoose Publishing and other small press publications like Scrollworks Press and Montage magazine. In 2018, she was approached to illustrate the children’s book, “Daisy Gets a Brother” and is currently illustrating a second book by the same author for publication in 2020!
Creating for others, she believes, is the most gratifying aspect of her career. If you are interested in hiring René for a freelance project, you may find some general information on her pricing grid. Enjoy your visit a feel free to make inquiries.