video interview about the process and meaning of my paintings

August 5th, 2015

I recently had a interview with Norbet Guthier in my studio & gallery True measure.

from his website

after 25 years of commercial photography studio in  frankfurter and after more than 10 years experience with co_works artists in Germany, it is about time the rest of the world to explore. a 4 × 4 Atego seemed suitable, all the facebook artist friends living in the real, and to be taken in remote areas and possibly to work with you. more co_works, books, calendars, couple- and nude shootings, exhibitions are the projects for the coming years (translated from German using google translate)”

In the video I talk about  the  process and meaning behind a couple of my favorite paintings

watch it here!  and if you are in Portland, OR make sure to visit me at my Gallery (3022 E Burnside St , Portland, OR- I am open most days 1-6pm and you can always email me for an appointment!

Solo show at Rotofugi opens in Chicago August 14th

July 28th, 2015

I will be in attendance for the opening of my solo show at Rotofugi in Chicago August 14th 7-10pm.  I will be showing over 20 new works.  Hope to see you there!

Exhibit opens at 11am on August 14th and continues through September 6, 2015

more information here

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roto card



Upcoming workshops – still time to sign up for Art Unraveld in Pheniox!

July 24th, 2015



Click here to see more information, read reviews and sign up!

New Book Released

July 24th, 2015

I just recently released a new 40 pg catalog of works I have created in the last year. This book displays the connection between my evolving style and ideas through  paintings words and photos.


You can view the entire book and purchase  here –

If you would like to purchase a signed copy with an original  sketch directly from me you can order through my site here –




book page

book page

Still time to sign up for 1&2 day workshops in Pheniox Arizona – August 5-7th

July 12th, 2015

I will be teaching two open level workshops at Art Unraveled in Arizona August 5th-7th. Register now, there are 4 spots left in each workshop.

If you have NOT taken a workshop with me before this is a great overview into my ideas and methods.  If you have taken a workshop this is a wonderful way to get refreshed and motivated!

I  focus on teaching students the value of creating using loose and free techniques. Breaking down boundaries and confined ideas about art, learning to move fluidly allowing an engaged experience rather than one removed by rules and ideas of steps to perfection. It’s better to make mistakes than stand around worrying about them. Some of the best things happen on accident. Learning to move forward with each step to focus on art being fun rather than stressful. To create free and expressive work we must have fun and feel free to take risks. This is what makes work resonate with passion.

Here is the  link to more information about the event

and these are the links to my courses

Follow The Leader  (1 day class)

Freedom To Create  (2 day class)







Art Unraveled Workshop In Arizona

June 21st, 2015

arizona workshop


I will be teaching two open level workshops at Art Unraveled in Arizona August 5th-7th. Register Now!

Follow The Leader  (1 day class)

Freedom To Create  (2 day class)






One Spot Left in Advandced Level Workshop – sign up today!

June 18th, 2015

I have one spot left in my advanced level workshop.
To take this class you should have a firm understanding of all the basic concepts of my teachings and should have taken a level 2 class or multiple level one classes.

I am very excited about the new tools and exercises I have planned for this class.  More information and to sign up go here —>

Dates: September 5th-9th

location – 3022 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 – my gallery and studio

To reserve space please contact me at
ONE SPOT LEFT!  First come, first served.  I have decided on doing a smaller class size than usual to make sure everyone gets more individual attention and has the space they need so this workshop is limited to 7 students





Check out Melissa Monroe’s Solo show at Nebraska Gallery In Portland -Thursday the 25th

June 18th, 2015

Melissa Monroe and I have been painting together over the last year and she has created a large amount of amazing work.

Melissa will be having her first Solo show next week at Nebraska Gallery in Portland, OR (5001 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR97211).  The opening reception is from 6-9pm Thursday the 25th of JUNE.  Melissa will be live painting during the show.  Hope to see you there!

Here is a facebook event with more information  –

You can check out her website here –   and here is a link to view and purchase the catalog she has released to coincide with the show  –





stone –  21″ x 24″  – available at show




cave – castle -stone -snow – collaboration with Jesse Reno and Melissa Monroe – 24″ x 24″

available here –



See my work in four cities this month – CA, TX, NJ, and OR

June 11th, 2015

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*if you cannot attend the opening and want to be placed on a preview list  to access the works from this exhibition, please email the parlor gallery  –





You’re Invited to True Measure Gallery’s 1 Year Anniversary Soiree!

June 2nd, 2015



You are invited to view a brand new body of work by Jesse Reno in his working gallery space on June 13th, 2015 6-10 pm at True Measure Gallery- 3022 E Burnside Portland, OR 97214 and celebrate its one year anniversary. The event will showcase over 300 additional paintings. There will be music, food, drinks, and coloring books for the first 50 people that attend.

Jesse Reno’s newest works which will be highlighted at the show deal with the idea of fragments and connection. Feeling rather than knowing. Choosing instinct over logic to achieve desire rather than defined outcomes. The chaos of volcanos, the collapse of an avalanche, the weight of an anchor, the idea of buoyancy over balance. Some locks do not open with keys. A world where candy canes grow at the tops of mountains. Freedom comes from belief and choice. All things are connected.


Click here to check it out »