MARENE K DOWNS
Marene K. Downs is a self taught artist, drawing since she could hold a pencil. She has shown and sold her work primarily on the East Coast USA, NY, RI, Mass.and CT. She has paintings in private collections throughout the USA and Italy. The daughter of a Navy pilot, she moved and traveled often. It was during a four year stint in Hawaii that her love of the islands was born. This is a recurring theme in a lot of her work. Her first love is painting. Marene's paintings explore themes from tropical to spiritual, and surf art, using abstract and expressionistic techniques in acrylic paint. Working with bold and dramatic colors, emphasizing the beauty and essence of the subject, Marene enfuses a unique energy into her paintings. She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, beside a breezy ocean canal where she indulges in her love of the water.