Isabelle Renaud to be Artist of the Month at the Dragonfly

Chuck Schroder will be August visiting artist

Courtesy Photos Above, Isabelle Renaud poses in front of some of her paintings. She will be the August Artist of the Month at Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville.

The Dragonfly Art Gallery will feature two artists in August.

Chuck Schroder will be the visiting artist, with his brilliant pen and ink drawings on display throughout the month.

Isabelle Renaud, a Dragonfly Art Gallery member will be the August Artist of the Month, with her beautiful oil paintings on display throughout August. The gallery will hold a reception for her from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 8 at 116 E. Main St. For the safety of all, the reception will be held outside under a canopy making social distancing possible.

Isabelle Renaud

Renaud’s art lovingly and skillfully depicts the beauty found in ordinary objects, items such as antique glassware, metal pots, flowers, vegetables, and landscapes that surround us.

Here is a sunflower oil painting by Renaud.

Renaud has collected awards for her work over the years, including numerous Best of Shows and the Mayor’s Art Award twice in Dearborn. She won the P. Taylor Award twice also in Dearborn. P. Taylor was the founder of Artists Society of Dearborn.

Renaud has a long history in art. She would draw in grade school and high school in Ontario, Canada. She married her husband, John, and moved to Michigan in 1959. She has studied with many professional artists in classes and workshops. Throughout the years she demonstrated oil painting art in events around Detroit. She was Docent at the Padzieski Gallery in the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn for over 15 years.

She brought her French Easel to the gallery to create oil paintings to show people what was entailed. At one time, she was interviewed by a local TV station at the gallery as she was demonstrating her painting.

Renaud spends her years in Northeastern Michigan now, painting Lake Huron shores, Au Sable River and marshes and gardens. She is a member of the Northeast Michigan Artists’ Guild.

For further information call Dragonfly Art Gallery owner Lynne Freitag at 989-464-7306.


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