Renee' Marz Mullis PSA, PSNM, APAA
Pastel Artist Renee' Marz Mullis is a longtime resident of the Southwest. She maintains a studio at the edge of the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument in Southern New Mexico.
Renee' has worked as a teacher, arts educator, and eventually a school district administrator earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees from New Mexico State University. Throughout her journey in education, she took regular opportunity to paint and exhibit both regionally and nationally. Along the way, she also earned a degree in graphic and computer art design and co-owned a graphic design company. Originally a watercolorist, Renee' laid down her brush in 2007, mesmerized by the pastel stick's strength of color and brilliancy. She feels the very tactile nature of the the pastel stick, along with its brilliant color range and light scattering properties allow her a lifetime of opportunities to explore how light and color speak to the soul.
Primarily a studio painter, Renee' paints Southwestern landscapes, interiors/exteriors, florals, still lifes, and statement pieces. More recently, she has also ventured into the world of plein air painting after being awarded a Yellowstone National Park Artist-in-Residency in 2019. Whether in the studio or the great outdoors, Renee' truly enjoys the multitude of challenges in conveying a strong sense of luminosity and atmosphere in her pastel works.
WALK IN THE PARK
SATURDAY MORNING AM
AUTUMN IN WHITE SANDS