The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

– Jerzy Kosinski

The Artist

I am Croatian. I was born in Bosnia. I started doing art after the war, and immigrated to Canada from Croatia in 1996. As a newcomer to Canada who didn’t speak English, art was a medium I could communicate in. While I have not had formal training in the arts, I have always been involved in designing, creating and building things. I have been mentored or apprenticed by others in the construction industry, or have been self-taught how to work with the materials used in my art.

-Renato Berlanda