Artist Bio

Rena MacQueen creates unique oil paintings that build on her love of coastal North Carolina, and the beauty of the Southeast. After running a successful marine canvas business for 15 years, custom sewing everything from sail covers to boat cushions, Rena returned to her childhood passion for drawing and painting. She now paints regularly at many of the scenic places near her home such as; Southport, Wrightsville Beach, Bald Head Island, Wilmington, and the Outer Banks. As an avid surfer, sailor, and beachcomber, Rena’s work reflects her lifetime of experiences in and around the water. She is also a lover of all animals, and often explores their different personalities in her figurative work. In the few short years that she has been painting professionally Rena has exhibited her work in galleries, museums, and art shows throughout the Southeast. Her paintings can be found in numerous private collections, and have won several awards. Rena lives in Southport, NC with her husband, dog, and cats.




RMQ Avocado (5x7)
RMQ Fishermen (8x10)
RMQ Laser in Banks Channel (10x12)
RMQ Luna's Swim (6x8)
RMQ Manta (9x12)
RMQ Nesting Chicken (9x12)
RMQ Sm. Avocado (4x5)
RMQ Southport Rooftops 2 (5x7)
RMQ Wild Ponies of Outer Banks (11x11)
RMQ Yellow Pepper (4x9)