Chet Reneson is active/lives in Connecticut. Chet Reneson is known for watercolor hunting and fishing genre and figure painting.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Now in his early 60s, Chet Reneson believes he is in his artistic prime. 'I really feel I'm doing the best work I've ever done. Creating strong shapes and using contrasting colors seems to come easier than in the past. I'm also using a lot more bright colors and with a lot more success. That's not to say that I'm not working hard; I always work hard on every painting. It's just that I don't have to struggle as much to achieve what I want. At this stage, I'm painting for myself. . . from my heart and soul. I have a chance to do something significant in sporting art, and I don't have time for anything but that.'"
Biography from Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC
"For the past 30 years, Reneson has visited Georgetown, Great Exuma - usually in June when it is not winter, when it is windy and the tourists are few, with his wife, Penny. He characterizes these trips as adventures full of watercolor experimentation when he can throw contrasting colors around."
"Following art school, Reneson worked commercially for a number of years before selling his first painting in 1966. Among his heroes are Homer, Cezanne, Wyeth, Hopper and van Gogh. An inveterate sportsman, Chet lives with his wife to whom he has been married for 39 years in Old Lyme, Conn., in a restored 200-year-old colonial home."
Chet & Penny Reneson
Chet Reneson graduated from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, in
1960. Under the watchful eye of his teacher Henrik Mayer, Reneson
learned the value of simplicity, meaning light, dark, and strong. For
the past fifty years, Reneson’s painting has remained true to his early
mentor’s teaching, encompassing many subjects including wildlife, duck
hunting, upland bird shooting, big game fishing, fly fishing, and
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Reneson’s work has graced the covers of "Sporting
Classics," "Gray’s Sporting Journal," and "Sports Afield" among others.
He is a past member of the Connecticut Watercolor Association and the
Old Lyme Art Association. He was the Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
in 1982 and the Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year in 1982
Reneson is known to have completed only a few dozen acrylics
in his lifetime, making this well-executed dawn on the marsh scene a
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