Born in Kuwait City, as a German with Indo-German-Estonian roots (her father being a german diplomat, her mother a brahmin from Bengal and her grandmother an Estonian), the Artist grew up as a modern nomad – amongst other places in Algeria, Egypt, India and Germany.
After having left Algeria at the age of ten her early poems dealt with longing „Sehnsucht“ and the search for an idealized home. At the same time the Arabian horse, symbol of royalty and strength, settled down in her sketchbooks.
From 2002 onwards she worked on Fine Art and subsequently on sculpture in Cairo.
During her Masterstudies of Oriental Art, Classical Archaeology and Indology she included several stays in India, where she stood under the patronage of the known artist Anjolie Ela Menon. Mrs. Menon’s works became a point of reference to her own artistic activity.
Renata’s motive mainly stays the same: the horse. Fascinated by its elegance and beauty, she concentrated on capturing its movement and energy.
The backgrounds of her pictures are inspired by the place where she created the painting. The bright colors of Rajasthani cloth, a glimpse of snow on joyful slithered-on german alps as well as a sandy sky over Cairo – all find their place on her canvases.
After a number of publications in Anthologies, Newspapers and Journals her first book of poems: “Lichtrisse“, was published in January 2007, a book of stories about Cairo: “Eine Nacht in Kairo” , followed in May 2011.