Renee Pasquale is a fiber artist. Her home/studio is located in the town of Wappingers Falls, in Dutchess County, New York. Her journey in landscape quilting began as she became drawn to the tactile and visual appeal of fiber and textiles. Thus, she has chosen textiles as her basic medium to produce her art.
After having retired from a thirty year career as a medical/geriatric social worker, she has decided to pursue art on a full time basis. During her career as a social worker, Renee has had the privilege to help people on their journey towards a happier, healthier life. In her art journey, it is important for Renee to once again help people move to a happier place in their lives upon viewing her work.
Renee uses mixed media embellishments to enhance the visual and textural components in her artwork. The core of her work is made from cotton fabrics. She incorporates synthetic fibers, as Renee loves the way they respond to natural textiles. When layering these fibers together another dimension is created. With the added use of color, dimension and movement are enhanced. Crystals, metallic fibers, and various decorative thread embellishments, add a glow to her artwork, similar to lighting a candle in a dark room. Nature also plays a vital role in Renee’s art, as she recognizes the need for conservation, and respect for the natural world around us.
For Renee, creating art is a pure joy! It is Renee’s hope that her work will resonate the same joy and happiness for her viewers!
Renee shares her home with her loving husband, two adoring children, her feathered friend Fred, and lovable Dachshund Daisy.
Member of Arts-Mid-Hudson
Member of Quilt Alliance.org
Member of Women’s Enterprise Development Center
Owner of ReneeSews Studio
Renee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science with a specialization in gerontology
She has earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University
Renee is a Fall 2013 graduate from Women’s Enterprise Developmental Center at Marist College