Artist Statement

Doreen Renner – SCA, OSA, CSPWC, CFS, TWS, FSWS

My paintings are a reflection of a creative, boundless imagination and are inspired by a memory, a life experience and everyday events.  Some complex, deep and mysterious while others are light, amusing and whimsical.  I paint intuitively, allowing the image to dictate the direction it chooses to evolve, through multiple layers of acrylic water media infused with richness in value contrast, embellished with mark making and asemic calligraphy, designed to engage the viewer and encourage closer observation and personal interpretation.

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further”. Keith Haring

Doreen Renner, CSPWC, OSA, SCA


Doreen is a Canadian artist and resides in Mississauga, Ontario.  She has a Fine Art Diploma from Sheridan College of Art and has furthered her painting skills by attending workshops with many world renowned artists. 

She is an elected member of the following professional art associations:

  • The Ontario Society of Artists
  • The Society of Canadian Artists
  • The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour
  • The Colour and Form Society
  • Toronto Watercolour Society Signature Member
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Signature Member

Her paintings have been juried into national and international exhibitions throughout Canada, U.S.A. and Japan and have been recognized with numerous awards.  In 2008, Doreen was the honoured recipient of the “Mississauga Arts Award” for Established Artist presented by the City of Mississauga Arts Council.  

Doreen Renner’s award winning paintings can be found in private collections throughout Canada, U.S.A., England and Japan and also in public collections including:  The Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario; Aegis Financial Services, Toronto, Ontario; The Permanent Collection of the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario; The Diploma Collection of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Toronto; St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterloo, Ontario; The Shaver Hospital, St. Catharines, Ontario; Pallett Valo Law Firm, Mississauga, Ontario; the Mississauga City Council Offices, Mississauga, Ontario.  Most recently her paintings have been acquired for the private archives of the Provincial Government of Ontario, Canada.  

Recent Awards

2019 The Dorothy Blefgen Award Toronto Watercolor Soc. Fall Juried Show

2019 Best Acrylic In Show Central Ontario Art Assoc. Juried Show

2019 Award of Merit Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Florida, U.S.A.

2018 Award of Excellence Soc. Of Can. Artist Open Int. Juried Show, Toronto

2018 Second Prize Manatee Art Center Juried Show, Florida, U.S.A.

2018 Honourable Mention Sarasota Art Center Juried Show, Florida, U.S.A.

2015 Silver Medal Award Toronto Watercolour Soc. Fall Juried Show, Toronto

2011 Award of Merit Soc. of Canadian Artists Juried Show, Calgary, Alberta

2011 Life Members Award Ontario Society of Artists Juried Show, Toronto

2007 The Toni Stevens Award for Best Acrylic Soc. of Can. Artists Show, Alberta.

2009 & 2005 Woolfits Award Colour and Form Soc. Juried Show, Toronto.

2001 Lloyd Minshall Award Central Ont. Art Assoc. Show, Toronto.