Rene Wiley Bird Watching
René Wiley [b1958] graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She began painting again seriously a decade later, first taking a class with Taos, NM, painter Ray Vinella. Over the following years she enrolled in workshops with painters John Asaro, Kim English, William Kalwick, and Kevin Macpherson. In years to follow Wiley was represented by private galleries in Houston, Galveston and Dallas, TX and began teaching plein air and studio workshops. After Hurricane Ike destroyed her studio in 2008, Wiley and her husband decided to exclusively represent her work in Galveston, TX, opening René Wiley Studio Gallery the following year.