Renata Chubb

Renata Chubb is an emerging intuitive expressive painter. Born in Bermuda, with teen years in British Columbia, and the Bahamas, finally settling in Ontario, Renata now lives and works in Burlington, OntarioRenata has a diploma in graphic design and worked in the design field for 20 years, during this time she solidified her love of, colour, paper, composition, and the visceral effects of visual communication. Craving unfiltered expression, colour, and motion, Renata began drawing and painting as a way to balance out the effects of this digital world.Renata has an appreciation and fascination with creative expression and the creative process, the human need to create. How we create? Why we create? What we individually each get out of the process, as well as what happens when we don't take the time to create.She believes hands on creating, movement, sound, and play are crucial to maintaining a wholeness in people. Renata is currently an Expressive Art Therapist in training, and teaches painting classes and workshops in Ontario, Canada.
My work continuously circles back to the spontaneity, beauty and authenticity of abstract and expressive art – not focusing on what I see, but on how I feel – how feelings and energy can be interpreted in shape, texture, colour, line, and motion.In process my images are my own emotional filter to the outside world, my own state of being – yet upon completion I often realize that they reflect, to some degree, the collective experience, feelings, emotions, states of us in this process of life. Everything is connected.The creative process for me is a melding of inspiration, excitement, frustration, passion,panic, and chaos – but also peace, and connection – a way to stay present and explore thoughts, observations, reactions, - a visual record of an experienced moment.