Renee Crouser, featured artist at the Hood Street Art Center

Renee Crouser

I’ve always thought in pictures. I interpret all life in color and translate it on to canvas, but I’m most drawn to the human experience and heartfelt connection. Art is not only my pleasure, it is my prayer.
“IDAHO TUCKERED” 11″ x 9″ Pastel on Sanded Paper Represented by the Andy Davis Gallery at the Hood Street Art Center

“IDAHO TUCKERED”
11″ x 9″ Pastel on Sanded Paper
Represented by the Andy Davis Gallery at the Hood Street Art Center


Born in Panama City, Florida into a military family Renee has had the opportunity to experience many countries and cultures. Her joy for drawing and painting became evident very early on and turned into a spirited lifelong hobby.

Renee enjoyed seven years as a sign painter, a title held by few women, until she moved on to medical administration after the birth of her third child. When her father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer in early 2009, she quit her job to care for him. During this time, she found great comfort in her craft. After his passing, she dedicated herself to her art. In 2015, Renee made art her profession.

Inspired by human expression and connection in everyday life, her work has evolved through her own experiences coupled with a fascination with dramatic light. Renee paints with several media such as pastel, watercolor, pencil, and oil. Being a self-taught and independent artist allows her the liberty to express herself through them all. Renee attends various art groups to share information and techniques and strives to improve her skill with every painting.

“I’ve always thought in pictures. I interpret all life in color and translate it on to canvas, but I’m most drawn to the human experience and heartfelt connection. Art is not only my pleasure, it is my prayer.”

Renee is both a drawer and a painter. She is a member of the

  • Pastel Society of Central Florida
  • Henry Arts Alliance

  • Visual Arts Collective

  • Portrait Society of Atlanta

Her work is currently represented by Hood Street Art Gallery in McDonough, Georgia and on exhibit at the Mt. Dora Art Center in Mt. Dora, Florida. She works from her home studios in Locust Grove, Georgia and The Villages, Florida.

'Wish I Had a Donut' 12x9" soft pastel on UArt sandpaper 400 series

‘Wish I Had a Donut’ 12×9″ soft pastel on UArt sandpaper 400 series

'Ava' a 14x11" color pencil on Strathmore paper

‘Ava’ a 14×11″ color pencil on Strathmore paper

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