Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Please Welcome Renee George



In my life there have been two consistents, other than my husband and child: writing and art. I'm all about the creative right brain, truly, it wins out over the logical left side 90% of the time! (Much to my families' chagrin). Which is why, even though I have degree in nursing, I've been working full time as an author and cover artist for the past four years.

My art is a way for me to achieve instant gratification because I get to "see" the characters unfold before my eyes. Not to say that a lot of what I do doesn't hit the scrap pile, it does! But the art that comes together for me, well, I just get such a sense of satisfaction and pleasure. I can't even begin to describe how good it feels.

I've been doing cover art since 2001, and have worked for Changeling Press as a cover artist since December 2005. I love working with authors to create an image that represents their fiction in such a way they can be happy with the result. Also, bonus! I get to do my own covers for my books, which is awesome.

In the past I've worked with pen and ink, water colors, and photography to do covers, but in the last several years I've incorporated CGI programs along with the magic of Adobe Photo Shop and Paint Shop Pro to do the majority of my art. The direction of what I do is always with the goal of learning more, and getting better and better at my craft.

I draw inspiration from everything around me and anything my brain can think of that I consider beautiful. Funny enough, not everyone is going to find beauty where I find it. LOL. But, I try. It's a personal aesthetic.

Thank you again, Danette! And here's some images that I've done recently. I hope you all enjoy!

Hugs,
Renee George
http://www.romance-the-night.com/


Dragon Kind

In The Dark

Is It Hot In Here

Touched

Under The Aquarium

Rest In Peace

Renee's Website

Renee's Blog

Extra!Extra! One lucky commenter will be chosen to win a wallpaper (computer) from Renee. Happy commenting!

28 comments:

Diana Evans said...

oh wow...wonderful post Danette...Renee's artwork is amazing ...I especially have a thing for mermaids...

now I will be checking out her web site...

Have a wonderful night...

Cheers,
Diana

Michele Bardsley said...

I love Renee's art and she's a helluva writer, too. Don't enter me in the contest. :-)

~Linda~ said...

Wow is all I have to say.
Renee I love the Mermaid it is
fab!!! Wow to do what you love and
get paid for it. Bonus points.
Thanks Danette for posting.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your art work Renee. :) I am off to check out the website. Thanks Danette. :)

Dawn
Owner-LRC

Ashley Ladd said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork. I particularly love the dragon.

Selena Illyria said...

You are a fantastic author and your creations are gorgeous. Hugs.

reneegeorge said...

Wow, thanks for all the great comments (Diana, Michele, Linda, Dawn, Ashley, and Selena)!

My website isn't completely redone yet, so not much of my art is posted there right now, but I'm working on it.

And it really is AWESOME to get paid for something I love. LOL.

Hugs,
Renee

Anonymous said...

Ooh, all good one's! Ditto what Michele said, hon! Don't enter me, either :)

-Emma Ray Garrett

Crazy Lady said...
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Crazy Lady said...

Renee is both a great writer and an amazing artist but, the best part? She's a GREAT person too! Thanks for spotlighting her!

Suppose it'd help to add my name since I'm apparently the Crazy Lady again...

LOL

Amy

Dakota Cassidy said...

soooooo loverly :)

Don't enter me in the contest, babe--just had to drop by and send smooches to my bud, Renee :)

DC :)

reneegeorge said...

I am soo feeling the love right. Thank you my BFF's Michele, Emma Ray, and Dakota. You guys are the best! And Amy! Soo freakin' sweet. I love you all. :)

Hugs,
Renee

Lena Austin said...

Hey! Don't enter me in the contest, but I just had to come show Renee some love. I steal her art all the time as inspiration, so I'll take the wench with the knife. LOL!

Lena

danetteb said...

Hi Ladies,

I oogle Renee's website triplets eveytime I visit .I'm glad she agreed to let me show off her art :D Thank you Renee *g*

Hugs, Danette

hotcha1 said...

hi michelle and nae!

my stars woman but your covers are truly AWESOME! can you make me look like the HAWT ladies in your covers? hey i'll even dye my gray hair! lol

hotcha1 said...

sorry no picture to post as i don't wanna give ya NIGHTMARES! LOL

hotcha1 said...

SOMETIMES I FEEL AS IF I'M TALKING TO MYSELF WITH BLOGS!!!

danetteb said...

Hi Linda,

LOL. I wouldn't mind a CGI of myself either. :)

Hugs, Danette

reneegeorge said...

LOL, Hotcha/Linda! I'm still trying to figure out how to make myself look like them gals. LOL.

Lena! You're inspiring all on your own, my darling friend.

Danette, thank you again for having me on your blog (the triplets are honies, huh? lol)!

Hugs,
Renee

Lexxie Couper said...

Renee is quite possibly the most amazing person I know. And she's an absolute gorgeous person as well.

Oh, and you haven't read any of her books, do so. They are truly brilliant!

Terri said...

OH MY GOD IT'S RENEE GEORGE !!!

Love you, Love your pics !! See you in a month !

Please don't enter me

Dawn Montgomery said...

Gorgeous artwork! Renee's an amazing artist and a kickass writer!

CrystalGB said...

Wow, what incredible art work.

reneegeorge said...

Awww, thank you, Lexxie! Well, I think we could go on forever on the mutual admiration club! LOL. Love ya, darling, you are brilliant! (and you have the sexiest voice out all the Aussie's I know, lol).

reneegeorge said...

OMG!! It's TERRI SMYTHE!!

LOL.
I love you, and I just love you. :)

See you in a month, talk to you sooner.

reneegeorge said...

Thank you, Dawn (loved doing your covers!) Muwahh! (big kiss:)

Thanks, Crystal! Very sweet of you to comment!

Hugs,
Renee

BLACKANGEL said...

RENEE GEORGE HAS TRULY AMAZING TALENT! INCREDIBLE ARTISTIC VISIONS!!! I WISH I HAD THE IMAGINATION AS WELL AS CREATCTIVITY SHE DOES! INCREDIBLE!!!!

reneegeorge said...

Wow, thanks, Black Angel!

People are going to start thinking I paid you guys to write all these nice things, LOL.

Hugs,
Renee