Rémy has drawn and painted all his life and studied painting with various instructors in France and the United States.  Some of his earliest inspiration came in the form of animated feature-length cartoons and he has always been inspired by the work of great draftsmanship throughout the ages.  He celebrates humor and the unexpected while painting under the influence of precisely controlled representation typified by paintings from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century.  In recent years he has experimented with a more loose and expressive watercolor style by observing and painting from life.

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Blue Jelly Dream, 2015 acrylic on panel, 12 x 12 in.

inspired by the Blue Jellyfish at the Albuquerque Bio Park aquarium

Rémy joins Dolce Jewels in Denver

After many years based in Telluride, Colorado, Dolce Jewels has opened a second gallery in the booming neighborhood of Cherry Creek in Denver.

Rémy has a small selection of his paintings in the new gallery and painted live there during the week before Christmas.

Discover more about his appearance at:

Rémy Rotenier live Painting Demonstration

This is the painting that Rémy created at Dolce last month.

Jeweled Insects with Grisaille Flowers

Jeweled Insects with Grisaille Flowers, 2016 gouache on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 in.

 

See all of his paintings available for sale through Dolce Jewels including these two:

 Small Relationships

Small Relationships, 2016 acrylic and gouache on panel, 5 x 5 in.

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White Tulips, Butterfly and Bee,  2013 gouache on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

 

Miniatures and More at the Albuquerque Museum

In 2015 for the third year in a row Rémy Rotenier was invited to participate in the annual exhibition Miniatures and More hosted by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.  Rotenier created three paintings to benefit the Albuquerque Museum and its Foundation.

After a gala preview reception at the Albuquerque Museum on Saturday evening, October 24, the exhibition opened to the public on Sunday, October 25 and was open through Sunday, December 6, 2015.

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Mickey Paints a Picture, 2015 gouache on canvasboard, 3 x 5 in.  Private collection, Albuquerque

 

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Eve's Excuse, 2015 gouache on panel, 4 x 6 in.

 

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Blue Jellies, 2015 gouache on panel, 4 x 3 in.  Private collection, Albuquerque

 

 

 

White Orchid and Butterflies

White Orchid and Butterflies, 2013

acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Private collection, Corrales, New Mexico

Rémy's painting "Priorities" was featured on the front page of the art section of the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday, November 17, 2013.  Read the full article, "Exhibit Benefits Museum".

Priorities

Priorities, 2013  gouache on panel, 2 7/8 x 5 in.

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Jeweled Creatues by the Jungle Window, 2013

acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Private collection, Albuquerque

The Harwood Arts Center in Albuquerque invited Rémy to be one of ten artists to participate in their annual fundraising event Prelude which opened on Friday, November 15.  To see all of the images in the exhibition and see the list of artists who will be participating in the December 7 exhibition "12 x 12" please see the 12 x 12 and Prelude Catalogue.  Bidding for Rémy's painting Jeweled Creatures by the Jungle Window, at 24 x 24 inches, his largest painting so far, begins at $500.  The silent auction was open through Saturday, December 7, 2013.  For more information on this fun event, see the Harwood Art Center

On May 3, 2013, the exhibition Not What They Seem, the paintings of Rémy Rotenier, opened at de la Serna Fine Arts at 808 1/2 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

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Santa Fean article

Santa Fean Magazine April-May 2013, p. 50 

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Hollyhocks and Jeweled Bugs, 2013

acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Paintings Lilies on Gray Marble Shelf

Lilies on Gray Marble Shelf, 2013

acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

Paintings Flowers and Jeweled Creatures by the Window

Flowers and Jeweled Creatures by the Window, 2013

acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.

In the Sky with Demons, Rémy's 4-inch-tall miniature painting received First Prize in the "Historical or Mythical" category at the 38th annual International Miniature Art Exhibition which opened January 20, 2013 in Florida.  His painting Starry Mind, a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh, was also selected for the exhibition.  

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In the Sky with Demons, 2012

gouache on paper, 4 x 2 3/4 in.

The queen poses

The Queen Poses, 2013

acrylic on canvasboard, 4 x 6 in.

Private collection, New York

Miniatures Starry mind

Starry Mind, 2012

gouache on paper, 4 x 6 in.

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St. George in LA, 2011

gouache on paper, 5 x 5 in.

Private collection, Paris

miniature cellular nymph

miniature lady and the owl

Paintings Wilted Lilies and Daisy

Wilted Lilies and Daisy, 2013

acrylic on panel, 5 x 7 in.

Paintings 18th century flower and jeweled insects

18th Century Flower and Jeweled Insects, 2011

acrylic and gouache on panel, 12 x 12 in.

Private collection, Albuquerque

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Passion Flower and Butterfly, 2011

gouache on paper, 7 x 5 in.

Private collection, New York

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Rémy's Paintings have been included in these exhibitions:

 

12 x 12 and Prelude Benefit, December 3 - 7, 2016 

     Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque

Grand Opening November 12, 2016-ongoing

     Dolce Jewels, Denver, Colorado

Miniatures and MoreOctober 22-December 4, 2016

     Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

12 x 12, November-December 2015

     Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque

Miniatures and More, October 24-December 6, 2015

     Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

 Summer Exhibition July - August 2015

      Dolce Jewels, Telluride, Colorado

 MasterWorks of New Mexico, April 4-25, 2015

     Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

12 x 12, November-December 2014

     Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque

Miniatures and More, October-December 2014

     Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

Narratives, opened December 5, 2013

     Snapp Price Projects Gallery, Albuquerque

12 x 12 and Prelude Benefit, November 15-December 7, 2013

     Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque

Miniatures and More, October 27-December 8, 2013

     Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

Not What They Seem, Paintings by Rémy Rotenier, May 3-24, 2013

     De la Serna Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

MasterWorks of New Mexico, April 5-27, 2013

     Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

38th International Miniature Art Exhibition, January 20-February 10, 2013

     Leepa-Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, Florida

MasterWorks of New Mexico, April 6-27, 2012

     Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

37th International Miniature Art Exhibition, January 16-February 5, 2012

     Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida

MasterWorks of New Mexico, April 9-23, 2011

     Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico