I also paint and draw.

I also paint and draw.

"Transcendence"

"Transcendence"

oil on canvas, 48"x48"

"Of Sea and Sky"

"Of Sea and Sky"

oil on canvas, 48"x48"

"Wind Beneath Her Wings"

"Wind Beneath Her Wings"

oil on canvas, 48"x48"

"Mary Raley"

"Mary Raley"

commissioned portrait, oil on Belgian linen, 34"x46" 2014

"CatieO"

"CatieO"

oil on canvas 23"x26"

"Mary"

"Mary"

oil on canvas 18"x24"

"Sylvie & Gary Crum"

"Sylvie & Gary Crum"

oil on Belgian linen 41"x48" commissioned by Southern Methodist University

"Katharine"

"Katharine"

oil on canvas 20"x21"

"Madeleine"

"Madeleine"

oil on canvas 14"x17"

"Tommy"

"Tommy"

oil on canvas 18"x24"

"Tommy" was Christie's wedding present to Rex!

"Reverence" - Thomas May, CEO

"Reverence" - Thomas May, CEO

oil on Belgian linen, 40"x60" commissioned by Simmons First National Bank

First meeting with Mr. May

First meeting with Mr. May

Never having met Tommy May, I painted his portrait entirely from photographic references, as the portrait was to be a surprise for him at his retirement tribute. For almost 3 months, I commenced painting each day with a prayer that I would be able to convey this great man's depth and spirit, and by the time I finished the painting I felt very connected with him. So when I actually met him in person at the portrait unveiling on December 5th in Arkansas, I felt like I was meeting an old friend.

"Paul Loyd"

"Paul Loyd"

oil on Belgian linen 40"x48" commissioned by Southern Methodist University

"Joanne Smith Cox"

"Joanne Smith Cox"

oil on Belgian linen 32"x36"

"Bread Bowl"

"Bread Bowl"

oil on canvas 18"x23"

"Egg Bowl"

"Egg Bowl"

oil on canvas 20"x21"

Makris portrait in progress

Makris portrait in progress

As a board member of The Stewpot Alliance that serves the homeless in Dallas, I oversaw the Art Sale for their annual "Soup's On" Luncheon. All artwork is by a group of the homeless called The Stewpot Artists. Their work is powerful and increasingly being collected by patrons statewide. Here, I'm visiting with one of the artists, Leon Pollard, about his beautiful painting "Aquarium." Ninety percent of sales go directly to the artists with the remaining ten percent going back to the Stewpot.

Opryland purchase 1977

Opryland purchase 1977

colored pencil on paper 20"x24" This the first painting I ever sold! Bought in 1977 by the Nashville Opryland Hotel while I was in college.

"Emergence"

"Emergence"

graphite pencil on paper 24"x30"

"Breakthrough"

"Breakthrough"

graphite pencil on paper 24"x30"

"In and Out"

"In and Out"

graphite pencil on paper 10"x14" My first swimmer drawing, featuring my college roommate as model!

"Trinity Within and Without"

"Trinity Within and Without"

a painting I did in high school to represent Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

"Essence Embodied"

"Essence Embodied"

a painting I did in high school to represent the soul embodied

A few days before one of my best friends Karen James left for Zambia, Africa to meet, for the first time, the child that she sponsors there, I decided to paint a portrait for her to take to little Abigail. With only a small photo of Abigail to work from, I quickly completed the painting and had a print made of it so that Karen could tuck it into her duffle (the original went to Karen).

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

This is the first illustration that I did for Neiman Marcus: it was a full-page ad for "Maud Frizon" shoes and appeared in major newspapers across the country. I was so excited!

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

Illustration for Neiman Marcus

CONTACT

6705 Deloache Avenue

Dallas, TX  75225

Email:  janarentzel@luminas.org

Tel:  972-489-9600

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