Art / Design / Development
Artist, graphic designer, website designer, and lifelong resident of Monterey County. For 25 years, Rene worked in commercial printing, but in 2019, he decided to begin working as a freelance artist and graphic designer. As a child, Rene learned to draw by copying comic books. That is to say, he did a lot of fan art. Later on, while on a brief stint in college, Rene was motivated to begin painting after discovering fantasy art. Because of this, his fantasy art has a touch of comic book superheroes to it. Today, Rene draws and paints fantasy art, focusing on imaginative realism. Painting and mastering the human form is an art goal of his. Rene is also a comic book artist creating his own art and stories for my comic book series The Realm Ethereal. When he’s not drawing or painting, he likes to dance West Coast Swing. Rene and his wife, Jennifer Filzen, dance West Coast Swing mostly socially and sometimes competitively. They also teach monthly group dance lessons and private lessons in West Coast Swing.