Renee Walden - New Zealand watercolour artist. Art & Illustration.


Renee Walden - New Zealand Artist

Hello, I'm Renee Walden, and I paint the world around me.


Usually I paint outside and then I take those ideas into the studio to create finished works. These finished paintings can be fairly representational of the scenes I was inspired by, or can take on a far more abstract form.

I've been lucky enough to paint all over the world, capturing memories and notes through hundreds of sketches over the years. Painting outside allows me to make a very strong connection to the places I visit and the people who live there. The stories stored in my sketchbook and later told through my finished paintings are very important to me - the sights, sounds, smells, emotions and people I've met are all there on paper or canvas.


For the last 7 years I've had the joy of teaching others to paint, giving them the tools to put their stories on paper too.





This will be my 4th visit Perigord Retreats and I can't wait! The last 2 retreats there were some of the highlights of my artistc journey so far. There's beautiful scenery, medieval villages and lots and lots of places to paint. We have access to a well-lit, spacious studio 24/7. Everything is taken care of by our lovely hosts - they will spoil us and take us to wonderful locations to paint.
10 - 19 JUNE 2025 - More information and booking details here. Bookings now open.




Learn to paint vibrant watercolours with me. I have a collection over 60 watercolour tutorials, all lovingly created by me. Plus, every month I add three new tutorials to help you continue your artistic journey. Your small monthly subscription of US$10 gives you access to all the tutorials. Join me on Patreon. or, if you have an iPad, join Renee's Studio.



Original art for sale | Selected portfolio | Workshops & Retreats | Tutorials





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