Renee Dumont a native of Blackstone Massachusetts is an emerging contemporary realist oil painter in the tradition of Renaissance and Baroque artists. In her expansive and prolific artistic career, Dumont has sought to connect her art to what is lasting and timeless. The artist approaches nature and the human figure through carefully orchestrated neo-classical compositions and mythological narratives that connect her to the Western cultural tradition. In fact, her extensive background in anatomy, historical painting techniques, and her unique and powerful visual vocabulary places her among some of the most powerful contemporary realist artists in Western art.
Since the 1980s, Dumont has painted fruit, hands, portraits, and a variety of other objects in a realistic style, as well as painting Renaissance-like figures, primarily portraits of people and pets alike. Her oil paintings feature warm colors and her drawings subtle changes of value.
For Renee Dumont, art is a means to tell a story, to represent clear primordial human elements such as birth, healing, virtues, and the passage of time. The action in her paintings, as explained by the artist, occurs in a time that is cyclical, rather than linear, because of the universality and repetition of human experience.
Dumont has an extensive educational background, of both private and public practices. She attended the Community College of RI, and earned a degree in Fine Art. She has continued her study of light, color and anatomy at the Worcester Museum of Art in Massachusetts. Dumont has received several foundation grants, and was bestowed with the Peoples Choice Award in several juried exhibits and her work has been shown throughout the United States. Dumonts work is included in many private and public collections.
Renee Dumont is owner of Guardian Portraits offering commissioned portraits to support a non-profit organization known as Angels of the Snow. The artist believes in reaching out to make a difference in our world therefore, Dumont contributes a portion of her funds to help homeless and suffering Siberian Huskies.