Renee is a native of St. Helena Island, SC, and a direct descendant of the people we call Gullah. She is a self-taught, outsider artist. Renee’s work has been recognized by local publications, magazines, and television for advertisement. Her art has been used extensively by the Penn Center for  their Heritage Days 2015 celebration when she was chosen as artist of the year.  She is listed among recognized self-taught, outsider and folk artists of America by Sellen’s Guide to American Artists. Renee’s work is bright and lively, and reflects her memories of growing up Gullah while seeking to capture the natural beauty of the Gullah people and the coastal sea island. She is very proud to be among the artists of the Gullah/Geechee Historical Cultural Corridor. She displays at the famous Red Piano Two Art Gallery located on St. Helena Island and at Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, SC. Her art is divinely transformative and uplifting, and her growing body of work is currently being collected nationally and internationally. Her favorite saying is “Oona hab fa no way e been  if in oona gah no way en gwine”!.(You have to know where you have been if you are to know where you are going!)