My name is Renate Ellingsen and I'm a self taught artist, who makes abstract art. My artistic name is ReCreativeArtwork, which comes from my initials «RE», that I like to express myself creatively through art, and that «recreative» points to refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment.
I was born in 1983 in Norway, and my young family lives by the beautiful Oslofjord. I’m a lawyer, but I don’t practice law at the moment. When I got health issues in 2006, I needed a slow pace hobby, and that’s how I found painting. I started with regular acrylic painting, and I mostly painted geometric shapes. It was in line with the lawyer side of me, but I felt confined by my art style, so I've added to my repertoar.
In 2019, I discovered acrylic pouring and alcohol inks, which I love, and in 2020 I expanded my horizon with spray paints. I often end up with a different painting than what I had envisioned, and it mostly leaves me with a better result. With fluid arts, you have to go with the flow, use your creativity, and just have fun! I have an inner drive to paint, and at the moment, I’m bursting with ideas! I rarely paint with brushes, and instead I use cups, bottles, straws, syringes, airbrush, heat gun, hairdryer, balloons, paper rolls, napkins, etc.
My wish is that you, as a buyer, will be happy and inspired by my art pieces, that they trigger your creativity and open your eyes for all the beauty within and around us.