Artwork of René Palmer Armstrong

René Palmer, Canvas & Glass Artist

René Palmer Armstrong is a native Texan, born on the Gulf Coast and returned there in retirement. 

René worked in glass back in the 1970s, owning a stained-glass company called Slippery When Wet for a year. Upon retiring from Virginia Tech, she decided to try her hand in fused glass. Jewelry designs swirled around her head and fanciful creations were executed. Once again, glass haunted her and her hobby went wild with the need eventually to set up at craft shows, etc., to get rid of her excessive habit.

Paint brushes began to call her, and with the encouragement of several of her dear friends, she once again started to paint – this time with acrylics. Although unable to manipulate them like oils, René loved the fast drying time and the ability to paint like the wind! She loves Art Deco designs and began moving these structured shapes into various angles and threw a little splash of color all over the canvas. Some might say it was a mess, but to her it was magic in the form of color.

One early morning in March of 2014, René awoke with an idea to combine her love of fused glass and canvas into one piece of work. Now she is captivated by this new form of expression  and her CANVAS & GLASS series was born.  

Her work has progressed to point that they are being placed in galleries in the Gulf Coast area of Texas. 

Commission work is welcomed and you might be surprised at how affordable custom artwork can be.  Please visit her website for additional photographs of her artwork or to request information on commissions.

www.renepalmerarmstrong.com

CANVAS & GLASS #26 - SIGNATURE SERIES #1 WITH APPROX. 10 CT OVAL MAJESTIC QUARTZ - 16X16

“Canvas & Glass #26”

 

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CANVAS & GLASS #25 - 20X20

“CANVAS & GLASS #25”

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CANVAS & GLASS #21 - 12X12

“CANVAS-GLASS-21

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CANVAS & GLASS #19

“CANVAS-GLASS-19

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CANVAS & GLASS #17 - 12x12

“CANVAS-GLASS-17”

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CANVAS & GLASS #16 - 12X12

“CANVAS-GLASS-16”

 

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CANVAS & GLASS #15

“CANVAS-GLASS-15”

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CANVAS & GLASS #14 - 24X24 - GLASS BROKE

“CANVAS-GLASS-14

 

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CANVAS & GLASS #8

“CANVAS-GLASS-8”

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CANVAS & GLASS #6 - 12X24

” CANVAS-GLASS-6″

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CANVAS & GLASS #3 - 12X12

CANVAS-GLASS-3

CANVAS & GLASS #2 - 16X16

CANVAS-GLASS-2

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