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Renee Sugar - Fine Artist

Renee Sugar

Toronto, ON - Canada








Renee Sugar

Toronto, ON - Canada

Renee Sugar - Fine Artist

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About Renee Sugar

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Renee Sugar is a self-taught visual artist recently departed from a 30 year journey working in watercolor as her medium. She has hung her brushes up to dry, and replaced them with combs, and needles. A coincidental discovery of a marbling kit; has completely transformed her current work, and has opened a doorway into exploring a printing technique which is unpredictable, and mysterious, as the outcome is not known until the paper has been lifted from the surface of the methyl cellulose gel medium. Experimentation is the key to understanding the process. There is no right or wrong way to express one's voice, or to develop a style which is unique and distinctive. There of course is much trial and error throughout the process of learning how to work with combs, and needles, rather than brushes. The satisfaction is born of the curiosity to attempt to work with something so unlike painting with a brush. Courage to make mistakes is a part of a learning process. The earliest origin of marbling dates back to 12th century Japan where in the royal courts; ink was dropped onto the surface of a container of water and the designs were created by blowing onto the surface through a straw. The next stage laying the paper onto the water and creating a print. The number of artists who still practice this lost art form is diminishing due to the labor-intensive process. I attempted to make it a journey of joyful discovery and enjoyed combining a much more vibrant color palette, than was available in 15th century Europe where marbling continued to develop its popularity. The challenge was to unlearn having control of the outcome, because it allowed for a more creative, playful story to unfold.

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Follow the Arrow by Renee Sugar


Emerging Jewel by Renee Sugar


Multi-faceted by Renee Sugar


Making a point by Renee Sugar


Interconnective Spheres by Renee Sugar


Differing Perspectives by Renee Sugar


Leaves by Renee Sugar


Puzzled by Renee Sugar


Delicate Balance by Renee Sugar


Flying Object by Renee Sugar


Creating Spaces by Renee Sugar


Changing directions by Renee Sugar


Breakthrough by Renee Sugar


Blossoming by Renee Sugar


Woodgrain Purple/Turquoise by Renee Sugar


Purple/Terra Cotta by Renee Sugar


Miniature Marbled by Renee Sugar


Arabesque by Renee Sugar


Peacock Feathers by Renee Sugar


New Mexican Tile by Renee Sugar


Reflection by Renee Sugar


Transformation by Renee Sugar


Interconnecting Spheres by Renee Sugar


Branching Out by Renee Sugar


New Horizons by Renee Sugar

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