Vision: RETHINK YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ART
Whether you’re an artist, an art enthusiast, or collector, we want you to expand how you view artists and their art, and the value it brings to our lives. Art communicates is a very unique, subjective, intimate and spiritual way. Our goal is to instruct and inspire as many artists as possible to use their God-given creative talents to the fullest of their potential. And to inspire them to do well, by doing good.
Mission: LEARN. CREATE. INSPIRE. GIVE.
As artists, we want to help others learn and continuously improve their skills and creativity; create the highest quality art; inspire others to do the same; and contribute to the lives of as many people as possible. Ultimately we want to follow the passion we have for our God-given talents and use them for His glory and the good of others.
Founders Jessica Henry and Daniel Hill Riedel have committed to contribute a double-tithe—20% of all their net sales—to their non-profit. This money will be donated to a select list of charities dedicated to helping meet human need—physical, material, spiritual—globally.
We invite you to join us in our adventure to make our vision a reality. Please visit our contact page and fill out the form to be kept informed of upcoming events, workshops, programs and new releases of art.
Partner | Artist | instructor
Jessica Henry, founding partner heads Renaissance's art instructional programs. She develops and designs courses, teaches classes and workshops and contributes to the creation of the videos and workbooks offered in the programs.
Jessica's oil paintings are described as "Classically Impressionistic", while maintaining the discipline of her classical training, Jessica embraces the painterly approach of thick, rich brushwork and play of light throughout her colors- reminiscent of the Impressionists use of jewel- like colors to reflect light dancing. Whether Jessica is painting a poetic landscape, a mysterious still life or capturing a personality in a portrait, her work resounds with joyous light and sumptuous paint quality.
Jessica's career in art began early. At fifteen she began serious oil painting studies under the guidance of Harvey Schroeder, of Elk River, Minnesota. At that time, she also began selling her work. In the spring of 1997, Jessica's journey would take her to the Blue Mountains of Joseph, Oregon, where she became the owner and operator of The Joseph Art School. She maintained the school for a few years and quit the business in exchange for family life. Through the years Jessica's life began to fill. Jessica's work began to be more widely collected and sought after. In 2010 her work graced the cover of TOSCA magazine. Currently Jessica is working with producers developing a tv show called "Paint Your Adventure with Jessica Henry".
In 2017, Jessica relocated to Ohio and joined forces with Daniel Hill Riedel to develop Renaissance Creative Arts, LLC. This is a business devoted to teaching, inspiring and giving back to the world. More online art videos, art academy, and workshops will be offered through this venue.
Jessica is a nationally recognized artist, having won numerous awards and honors. Her work has been shown and is eagerly collected from coast to coast and has been featured in many publications, including the December 2016 and 2017 issue of “Western Art Collector” as a featured artist in an articles, “Western Art East of the Mississippi”.
In the coming year, Jessica will be focusing more time to teaching national and international workshops, more online videos, as well as studio work. "I have found that in life the most important things are gratitude, humility and the lives we touch, I'm grateful that as an artist, we are allowed daily opportunities to exercise these efforts."
partner | operations | marketing
daniel hill riedel
Daniel Hill Riedel, founding partner heads Renaissance's operations, online marketing and sales, as well as production creative direction and design.
In addition to his nearly 30 years of marketing communications, advertising and design work, Daniel is also a fine artist, muralist, decorative artisan and illustrator.
Daniel discovered his artistic talent and passion early in life growing up in Ohio. As a boy both of his grandfathers had a profound impact on his life—one a painter, wallpaper hanger and the other a printer—which ultimately influenced the direction of his work later in life.
After graduating from college, Daniel decided to pursue his art full time while studying in Munich, Germany. Returning to the United States he pursued formal art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
His professional art career began as an illustrator. Daniel was also a member of the original faculty at City Center Academy in Philadelphia, where he taught studio and art history classes. At the same time he started The Graphics Guild, a printmaking studio. Daniel is also a published book illustrator: And God Said and Surviving College Successfully.
Since 1981 he has also worked in graphic design and marketing communications as a designer, director and consultant for numerous companies, and operating his own firm. His creative work spanned multiple media in those roles.
In 2009 he founded Riedel Decorative Finishing Company to Create Your Special Place! by creating unique artistic expressions on the surfaces of his clients’ living and work spaces.
Daniel’s work encompasses fine art commissions and independent projects; murals—traditional, trompe l’oeil and abstract styles; high-end decorative finishing and architectural coatings.
Currently he is working the republication of AND GOD SAID, and a new project,
PSALMS, HYMNS, SPIRITUAL SONGS a series of paintings inspired by the lyrics and words of well known and loved psalms, hymns and songs.