3 Day Class This Friday, Portland, OR

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

This is my last class for this years Art&Soul in Portland. Register at the link below..

Feb 16-18 https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx18-4329-workshop.php

Check out the video below to get a sense of my style and techniques.

You can also follow this link to a talk I gave at the National Art Educators conference in Chicago of 2016 about my career and art.


Mural Reveal & Pop up Show, PDX

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

I will be having a mural reveal party and pop up shop at Collage on Alberta in Portland on Dec 16th from 12-4pm.

Shirts, books, prints and more will all be available.

Come check it out!

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Online Art Critiques Now Available

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
I am now doing online art critique sessions for $100.
They are available here..
45 minute Skype/ Phone Sessions – critiques
during these sessions I will critique 3 works in progress or finished, offering my input and ideas. Ill help you find direction within the pieces as well as work out any color, or composition problems. I often answer questions with questions to help you find what you are looking for or hoping to express within your work. All art is subjective but I will help you move towards finding purpose and connection in your art as well as work out the sticking points or distractions that are holding you back from feeling final within your pieces.
My knowledge can be applied to all styles of art work, this session will be beneficial to any type of creator.
I will also take questions about the art business, carer decisions or feel free to reach out with other ideas.
Please email me at jesse@jessereno.com to check availability and setup time/ date for critique, let me know weather you prefer Skype or phone both are done audio only to avoid visual distractions and so we can focus on the conveying information and knowledge.
Once we have scheduled I will have you send 3 pieces and 3 questions so I can review prior to our session so we can use our time most efficiently.

Drunk In A Midnight Choir

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Some of my work was featured in recent issue of Drunk In A Midnight Choir.

You can check it out here..

Jesse Reno


2 spots left for Mexico Workshop 2018

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

for more info, photos and registration visit.. http://jessereno.com/mexico-2018.html

Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2018 in Puerto, Vallarta Mexico
– 10 student limit.

navigating the random – finding treasure
expressive abstract figurative Mixed media painting

This class will introduce students to my ideas, techniques and philosophies about painting and the creative process.
through a series of planned lessons each focused on an aspect of process and idea.
We will begin each day with a lecture demo focused on a particular process. You will then work on individual lessons for the entire day.
I will be critiquing and guiding students through out the day, remaining focused on one core idea per day.
The last day and remaining time will be left for individual work and experimentation between the previous days lessons.
There will be question and answer sessions as well as critiques throughout the days.


New Show At Communion, PDX

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Tops Of Mountains

New solo show at Communion on Hawthorne

Nov 17th-Dec 17th


Thank you for 15 years of support

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Going into my 15th year as a full time artist, I would like to say thanks to all the collectors, galleries, organizers, students, friends and supporters who have made this possible. In this time I have continually grown as an artist. Practicing my art full time has given me the opportunity to travel, exhibit, and teach workshops all over the world.

Three years ago I opened my public studio and gallery -True Measure. This is where you can find me working, as well as hosting monthly exhibitions of other artists work, taking no commission from these artists has given me the chance to give back. I invite the public to my studio where they can see my latest works and ask me questions directly about my motivations, ideas, and inspirations.

This past year I slowed down and took the time to really reflect on all of this, focusing on personal projects and exploration. Its been a lot of work and a lot of fun, thanks so much for being involved and supporting what I do! Cant wait to see what happens next.

There is a lot coming up and things are about to get busy again – Mexico Workshop, Mural reveal, Exhibition at Communion, Skype critiques, and a ton more.

You can check out the links in my monthly newsletter to find out more…


New Interview

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

I did a podcast interview live on facebook recently with The Abundant Artist.

You can check out an archive of it here..



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Kecia Deveney & Seth Apter Workshop at True Measure

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Hey everyone! Just wanted to give a heads up that two of my east coast artist friends will be making my studio their weekend home, April 2018. Kecia Deveney (keciadeveney.com) and Seth Apter (http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com) will be teaching their workshop, Field Guide to Altered Avians, April 12-15 at True Measure Gallery. A mixed media, recycle/upcycle, sculptural class; Altered Avians will be about creating a dimensional bird sculpture utilizing a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. The best part? Two instructors for the price of one!  Now that I’ve piqued your curiosity, you can read all about the workshop here.  (http://www.glendasmiles.com/field-guide-to-altered-avians/#guests)





New Work For September

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Just added some new available work to my site for the month of September.

check out everything that is currently available here..