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!  http://jessereno.com/workshops.html

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 – http://www.blurb.com/b/6248747-you-will-know-who-you-are-when-you-are-free

If you would like to purchase a signed copy with an original  sketch directly from me you can order through my site here – http://jessereno.com/piece/2882/you-will-know-book/




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 http://www.artunraveled.com/ARTU15/AUindex.htm

and these are the links to my courses

Follow The Leader http://www.artunraveled.com/ARTU15/Workshops/FollowTheLeader.html  (1 day class)

Freedom To Create http://www.artunraveled.com/ARTU15/Workshops/FreedomToCreate.html  (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 http://www.artunraveled.com/ARTU15/Workshops/FollowTheLeader.html  (1 day class)

Freedom To Create http://www.artunraveled.com/ARTU15/Workshops/FreedomToCreate.html  (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 —>  http://jessereno.com/level-3.html

Dates: September 5th-9th

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

To reserve space please contact me at jesse@jessereno.com
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  – https://www.facebook.com/events/786789558104979/

You can check out her website here – http://melissamonroeart.com/   and here is a link to view and purchase the catalog she has released to coincide with the show  – http://www.blurb.com/b/6236196-melissa-monroe





stone –  21″ x 24″  – available at show




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

available here – http://melissamonroeart.com/art/cave-castle-stone-snow.html



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

June 11th, 2015

june events promo


*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  – info@parlor-gallery.com






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 »

Parlor Gallery Show write up – Jesse Reno and Max Kauffman

May 25th, 2015



Wide Walls online Magazine did a write up on my upcoming show at Parlor Gallery in New Jersey.  You can check it out here



also see me artist biography they put together here




5 day workshop in Idyllwild, CA – June 29- July 3 – Intention over direction- 2 spots left

May 23rd, 2015

There is only 2 spots available in my next workshop in Idyllwild, CA at the Idyllwild Arts foundation from June 29th to July 3rd.

This 5 day immersion work shop is called Expressive Painting: Intention Over Direction.

Click here to register and more info