EXPERIENCING ART WITH RENE EISENBART:
An Interview with the Artist
By Angela Wrahtz
Our community will have an exciting opportunity to experience the art of Rene Eisenbart which goes on display in the Living Room Gallery at the Tualatin Public Library this July and running through mid-September. Formerly an artist for the Oregonian, Rene Eisenbart painted hundreds of botanicals for their Homes & Gardens section which led to publication of the illustrated botanical book “Plant This!” Now Rene paints at her studio in the Tualatin Mountains Northwest of Portland. She has developed a technique for combining acrylic marbling with watercolor painting to create unique and compelling, expressive works of art. Drawing inspiration from familiar plants and creatures, or from the human form, her colorful watercolor images are often woven with marbled patterning or integrated over textured acrylic. She uses dramatic color and design to move the eye through her paintings. These paintings, interlaced with deeper symbolic meaning, invite the viewer to construct their own narrative.