We had the good fortune of connecting with Renata Rodrigues and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Renata, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I am a risk taker by nature and I believe it has helped me a lot in my life and career. I have travelled quite a bit on my own. By saying yes to opportunities as they present themselves, even when I am not as prepared as I could be, I have conditioned myself to be always ready for whatever comes at hand. I believe in the fake it till you make it attitude and holding myself accountable for my choices.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Making art is the easiest part for me, but I am still a beginner in the art business and I have a lot to learn. I really love coming up with the concepts and stories behind my pieces and I see them as being conversation starters and emotional. I like to use different mediums and I have fun learning as I go. I believe there’s no limit to knowledge and I will never run out of ideas or things I can improve on. Trial and error. Just do it! Teaching is also something that can be fulfilling as I like helping others to explore their artistic abilities. I am enjoying my art life and I am excited to see where else I can go with it. Stay tuned! 🙂

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, I am not someone who goes out much. I like being in nature and I am a really good cook. In saying that, I am always game for a good live band and concerts. The Brewhouse and Kelsey theatre in Lake Park and Northwood Village in West Palm are the places that I visit more often and you can find good food and art in both.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not be where I am in my art career without the help of three main people. My husband Craig McInnis, Anthony Burks and Trina Burks from the No More Starving Artists Foundation. Craig is my art mentor and together with Trina and Anthony they have supported me and presented me with many opportunities to display my work. I am grateful to have these people in my life.

Instagram: @renatarodriguesart
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