Renate Buckley

RENATE BUCKLEY - Portrait Artist

Silence shared on canvas


As an artist I can be inspired by many things. My work reflects personal experiences, things I've been storing inside for both long and short periods of time.


Drawing was something I always wanted to learn.  It was and still is my ambition.  


Portraits take a special place in the journey of my creativity.  Painting a portrait of someone I know, just met or someone unknown is an amazing experience of connection in which self-discovery takes place.


I never find myself being comfortable staying on one subject or style for long.  If the process of a painting becomes automatic or predictable I move on.


Painting to me is a process of connection, sharing from the heart.  Where the subject, me and the witness become one.



Born Riga, Latvia.  Dec 4th 1976


1992 - 1997:     Riga School of Art and Design

2000 - 2003:     Latvian Christian Acadamey, Painting department

2003 - 2007:     Latvian Academy of Art, Painting department


After I graduated in 2007 I moved to London where I work and live today.

R. Buckley