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Portrait Of A Free Spirit

Artist Rene Guerin Finds Fulfillment In A Lifetime Of Creativity.

René Guerin in the art studio of her rustic Vero Beach homestead,
 where she works in a variety of media from paint and plaster to clay and bamboo. In an adjoining room, she does all of her own framing.

René Guerin in the art studio of her rustic Vero Beach homestead, where she works in a variety of media from paint and plaster to clay and bamboo. In an adjoining room, she does all of her own framing.

For landscape artist René Guerin, inspiration is just outside the door. Her subject is nature and there’s a plentiful variety in the oak hammock she calls home. She lives and works amidst an assortment of strangely inviting 1950s-era structures tucked in a heavily wooded, 41/2-acre lot west of the Vero Beach city limits.

It’s here that René, earthy and artistically hip at 54, burns her seemingly endless supply of energy. She works fast — spontaneously and intuitively — because she likes everything “fresh,” including the paint.

“I do a lot of work and what’s not good I throw away,” she says.

An abundance of very good art has emerged from this less-than-traditional approach.

Read the entire article in the Summer 2005 issue