twenties, in her native Solingen, Germany, Renate received a set of oils
and brushes that launched her on a hobby that developed into an
Her many awards include three Grumbacher Gold Medals. Renate captured several awards for her oils and drawings at the Dog Art Show in Wichita, Kansas, including top honors in 1999. In 2004, she accepted second place honors at the Dog Fancy Show in New York City for "Having Fun", and second place at the Wichita Dog Art show for her oil painting "Ready".
Coming full circle, Renate now inspires her students at the Saddle Brook, N.J. Community School adult art classes. Her numerous works are displayed in international galleries, including the Jewel Spiegel Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey, the Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art, New Jersey, the PS Gallery in Litchfield, Connecticut, and the Gallery Adolfs in Wuppertal, Germany. Her numerous works may be found in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and in eastern and southwestern Asia.