Ronei (pronounced: Ron-eh) is an acrylic painter living on an island in the Pacific Ocean.Her collectors are moved by Ronei’s ability to infuse into her paintings the calm serene feeling you get when you immerse yourself in the beauty coastal rainforest she calls home.Her work resides across Canada, The United States and Europe. Noted collectors include acclaimed jazz performer Diana Krall, North American award-winning hairstylist Rossa Jurenes and Supreme Court judge Ross Landers.Ronei’s other hats include caregiver; wife; mother; friend and cat butler. She is known for her candor and wry sense of humour but is loved for her wisdom and immense empathy.
“I am primarily a self taught painter. Having been raised between the edge of the rainforest and the sea in a quiet idyllic setting, my mind and body were bathed in the light and water of the Pacific Northwest. Those formative years permeate my view of my local landscape in my current work. I imbue both the serenity and intensity of nature of my native island through this empathic lens onto the canvas. Beginning with a monochromatic underpainting to establish values, I then begin layering thin washes of acrylic paint to build depth and atmospheric representation in the sky, land and sea. In my palette you’ll find a mix of believable west coast colours and interpretive colours. My brush stroke style alternates between large expressive movement & fine detail. Through these approaches my final work becomes a compliment of realism and expressionism. My goal is to resurrect the viewer’s vivid memories of the wind on their skin, the smell the clean ocean air and the sound of ocean on sand and how important it is for us to be still and open our our senses to the majesty of nature ” -Ronei